Ispectrum Magazine Ispectrum Magazine #06 - Page 18

My Mind’s Eye the strange case of Ian Waterman by Rob Hutchinson website www.ispectrummagazine.com I n 1971 Ian Waterman was nineteen years old and looking forward to the future and all life had to offer. However, he was to be cruelly robbed of any sort of future he could have imagined. Suddenly he lost all sense of touch and spatial positioning of his body from the neck down, despite his motor systems being unimpaired. Proprioception is 17 the unconscious perception of movement and spatial orientation arising from stimuli within the body itself, and without this ability Waterman found himself unable to walk, use objects or go to the bathroom by himself. Despite going from being a healthy teen to bedridden in a matter of days however, he was determined to fight back and try