Alien Hand Syndrome, also known as anarchic hand or Dr. Strangelove syndrome, is a disorder in which one hand appears to take on a mind of its own. Alien hand syndrome can be a side-effect of surgery to separate the two hemispheres of the brain to relieve the symptoms of extreme cases of epilepsy, and can also occur after other brain surgery, strokes, or infections.
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Discovery Health: How Alien Hand Syndrome Works
Overview, brain function, and AHS in pop culture.
A brief definition of Alien Hand Syndrome, and a statement of its poor prognosis.
Sensory alien hand syndrome: case report and review of the literature
The British Medical Journal reports on a review in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery.
The free online encyclopedia summarises the variants, explanatory theories, and treatment.
Alien Hand Syndrome sees woman attacked by her own hand
The BBC reports on 55-year-old Karen Byrne in New Jersey, whose left hand, and occasionally left leg, behaves as if it were under the control of an alien intelligence. (January 20, 2011)
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