Wiggle Your Toes Day

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Of course there’s an entire practice around the study of toes regarding human character—recently debunked of course. But here’s a fascinating study from researchers at Oxford University for people with a condition called agnosia. Part of the study involved a group of 19 healthy (i.e., no brain damage or other malady that would affect sensation interpretation) volunteers between the ages of 22 and 34 stick out their feet and have their toes prodded, and while 94% knew if it was their big toe or little toe being touched, only 57%, 60%, and 79% could correctly ID their second, third, and fourth toes, respectively.

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