Alien Hand Syndrome Research Paper

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INTRODUCTION Alien hand syndrome (AHS), Anarchic hand, or Dr. Strangelove syndrome, is both a phenomenon and a neurological disorder, in which a person loses control of his or her hand, which starts to act independently. It describes involuntary complex goal-directed activity of one limb. The term “alien hand” has been used more recently and requires having observable involuntary motor activity along with the feeling that the limb is foreign or that it has a will of its own. The term, Dr. Strangelove syndrome, originates from the movie Dr. Strangelove. A character Dr. Strangelove an ex-Nazi scientist, suggesting the US proceeded with the effort to recruit top German technical talent at the end of World War II. Dr. Strangelove played by Peter Seller…show more content…
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