The full question: Does anyone else ever feel the presence of a phantom thumb jutting out of the side of their foot? Since I was a kid, I've been able to create a phantom thumb sensation along the side of my foot at will. It feels like my foot takes on the appearance of a monkey foot, and I can distinctly feel the opposable toe/thumb. Whenever I tell this to my friends, they also can feel it. Sometimes they have to hold out their hand and compare the layout of their foot to their hand before it kicks in. For most, this is disturbing. Anyone else? Are there any references to this phenomenon in the science literature? Is this some strange vestigial evolutionary quirk? Is it some sort of body-mapping malfunction? Too weird. This question was posted on Ask MeFi, and I just gotta ask you Monkeys if it happens with you. Apparently other MeFites feel it, too. I can almost get a funny sensation, but I'm going to have to concentrate later.
Curious George: Do you have MonkeyToes?!?! . Does anyone else ever feel the presence of a phantom thumb jutting out of the side of their foot? Lownotes question--stolen direct from the Green