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Three flavors of Out of Body Experience. Stories of people whose brains and bodies have lost each other. We ask how does your brain keep track of your body? We'll examine the bond between brain and body and look at what happens when it breaks. We begin with a century-old mystery: why do many amputees still feel their missing limbs? We speak with a neuroscientist who solved the problem with a magician’s trick: an optical illusion. We continue with the story of a butcher who suddenly lost his entire sense of touch. And we hear from pilots who lose consciousness and suffer out-of-body experiences while flying fighter jets.

Listen or learn more about this week's episode of Radiolab.

Banner image: Michael Heilemann

Credits

Hosts:
Jad Abumrad, Robert Krulwich