Scientific Research for the Limb Difference Community Update

The Scientific Research for the Limb Difference Community Team has some good news to share!
They are very happy to announce that a good number of people has now participated in their first online study and that they have now had their first winners of some Amazon vouchers, which were awarded after the first prize draw to show the team’s gratitude to people who participated in their studies.
They now only need a few more participants to complete one of their online studies. With sufficient participants they can start analysis to obtain and share the first results from their research with people with limb difference.
They are also happy to announce that they have implemented another study which is now available online to participants. This new study will help them to assess additional general cognitive skills in people with and without limb difference and help them to understand the role of body experiences in developing mental images of themselves and other people.

You can see for yourself some of the fascinating research that has already been done by The Scientific Research for the Limb Difference Community Team by clicking on the link below. Topics include:

  • Theory of Mind ability in people with different body shapes
  • Understanding the Psychology of living with Limb Difference
  • Body Recognition Study
  • Implicit associations test

Take part:

Please sign up as a participant if you can as this truly is a fascinating and potentially very helpful area of investigation, and an exciting meeting of minds between Scientific Research and the Limb Difference community. Some of the information gleaned from these studies will undoubtedly further our knowledge of the effects of limb difference both physically and psychologically. This in turn could well benefit those with limb difference and their families, carers and friends by enabling greater understanding and empathy. You will find a link enabling you to sign up below.

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Online studies which are currently available:

    • 1. Theory of Mind in people with different body shapes
    • 2. Understanding the Psychology of Living with Limb Difference

Click on the link below to read the previous post. You will see the progress that has been made by the Scientific Research for the Limb Difference Community Team since they started this fascinating project.

Scientific Research meets Limb Difference (20/04/21)



Scientific Research meets Limb Difference

Scientific research meets limb difference with Scientific Research for the Limb Difference Community. This is a very exciting concept offering the opportunity for the scientific community to work with the limb difference community in a whole variety of ways that can benefit both.

This site was established by a research group located in the Department of Psychology and School of Computer Science & Electronic Engineering at University of Essex (UK) working in the fields of psychology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence & robotics with the great passion of learning about humans and their abilities.

Read on for more information about this innovative development which has taken much thought, commitment and hard work to realise.

A place for exchanging ideas and new research findings in the fields of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Artificial Intelligence

  • Are you a person aged 18 years or older, with or without limb difference?
  • Are you interested in understanding more about living in a world with limb difference?
  • Would you like to help the scientific and limb difference communities by participating in our research projects?Are you looking for an online platform where to find scientific articles on limb difference research and post your questions?

If you answered YES to any of the questions above, visit our new Scientific Research for the Limb Difference Community website: for more information and sign up to participate in our studies!

We are a dedicated research group based at the University of Essex who wants to create a dialogue between the limb difference and scientific communities. Our scientific research revolves around understanding the role of bodily experiences (e.g. touch perception, movement) and their loss in developing mental images of our own self and of other people. Through novel research studies, we hope to better understand the experience of living with limb difference, leading the way for further cutting-edge research in multi-disciplinary scientific research fields. In addition, we also look forward to knowing what questions people with limb difference may have that could direct scientific research in the future.

Visit our website to browse our currently available research studies and become a participant, check some interesting scientific papers regarding the limb difference community, and post questions and topics that you would like to see addressed by the scientific research in the future.
We look forward to you joining our Community and seeing where Scientific Research Meets Limb Difference!
Scientific Research for the Limb Difference Community

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Please note that these links have been updated since the post first appeared.