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Somatoparaphrenia is a disorder whereby a patient denies ownership of one of his limbs, and which in rare cases may lead to apotemnophilia, a strong desire for the amputation of a healthy limb (Bayne and Levy, 2005).
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She did not appear to suffer from anosognosia, somatoparaphrenia
, and anosodiaphoria, given that she was very disappointed that her left side did not move after the operation.
Frederique de Vignemont carefully considers recent empirical work suggesting that bodily self-ascriptions are not IEM, including the Rubber Hand Illusion and variants, cases of people suffering from somatoparaphrenia
(the delusion that a part of one's body--typically a limb--does not belong to one), and more generally evidence showing that our knowledge of our own bodies is multimodal.