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Tactile expectations and the perception of self-touch: An investigation using the rubber hand paradigm

White, Rebekah; Aimola Davies, Anne; Halleen, Terri; Davies, Martin

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The rubber hand paradigm is used to create the illusion of self-touch, by having the participant administer stimulation to a prosthetic hand while the Examiner, with an identical stimulus (index finger, paintbrush or stick), administers stimulation to the participant's hand. With synchronous stimulation, participants experience the compelling illusion that they are touching their own hand. In the current study, the robustness of this illusion was assessed using incongruent stimuli. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/21643
Source: Consciousness and Cognition
DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2009.08.003

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