I have read many times 'PHANTOMS IN THE BRAIN' by one of my favorite and world renowned neuroscientist V.S. Ramachandran with Sandra Blakeslee in 2009/10. This is one of my cherished collections. This book is imbued with lot of case studies. I myself could a partial example with a handicapped leg which initially when I was admitted at Royapettah Hospital after accident two doctors wanted to amputate. I shall give you some links below to get a peep into the subject. But today I came across an unbelievable example of this phenomenon of Phantom Limbs. Watch the link enjoy, express your sentiments, cry out if you want but also think of those kinds of people and join any group or organization that donates or helps such people especially as International Day of People with Disability is very near on 3rd December. Handicap is a handicap though as the great linguist Steven Pinker says the term may have undergone “ the euphemism treadmill as lame, crippled, disabled, challenged” and now differently- abled etc.
Now watch the link https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=640703379310760
Get a peek into the subject of phantom limbs and those interested in reading further literature on this subject just browse through these links.
7. Secrets of the Mind by V.S. Ramachandran in this wonderful talk
But best would be to buy 'PHANTOMS IN THE BRAIN' by V.S. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee
Though there are some shortened versions in PDF on the net they miss out the important notes.