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#500 03/19/00 04:08 PM
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What is the word describing the skin's ability to ignore the sensation of objects touching it, like a watchband, or ring, etc. I found this word once, but have forgotten it. Anyone know?


#501 03/19/00 05:49 PM
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dissociated anesthesia ?


#502 03/19/00 09:40 PM
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dissociated anesthesia sounds good but I don't find it in my dictionaries or the online medical dictionaries. I believe the word I had in mind was one word. I just realized I will see my plastic-surgeon nephew when he's in town next week, and maybe he'll know. Thanks


#503 03/21/00 09:26 PM
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No, sorry, but your question mede me think of an experiment
I read about. A subject would sit with his/her forearm on a table, but screened from their sight. Close to this, in full view, was a plastic hand. When the experimenter would
tickle the plastic hand, the subject would "feel" it!


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I have been, for some time now, a quiet observer.
How about tactile agnosia?



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Tactile agnosia is in the ball park but I don't it fits exactly because, according to my medical dictionary, it involves a "loss in sensory perception." My missing word does not involve an abnormal loss, but a normal cessation of feeling. Thanks. Copyboy


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How about "autoanaesthesia"?

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