ALIEN-HAND SYNDROME

a sensation in which a person acknowledges their hand to be operating within its own command or to be unknown. This is the bulk of occurrences frequently corresponding with wounds to the corpus callosum or frontal lobe.

ALIEN-HAND SYNDROME: "The lesions in Krista's frontal lobe were causing her hands to sometimes act entirely on their own, a condition she would later be diagnosed with called alien-hand syndrome."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ALIEN-HAND SYNDROME," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/alien-hand-syndrome/ (accessed November 27, 2020).
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