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Two hands are better than one: A new assessment method and a new interpretation of the non-visual illusion of self-touch

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

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A simple experimental paradigm creates the powerful illusion that one is touching one's own hand even when the two hands are separated by 15. cm. The participant uses her right hand to administer stimulation to a prosthetic hand while the Examiner provides identical stimulation to the participant's receptive left hand. Change in felt position of the receptive hand toward the prosthetic hand has previously led to the interpretation that the participant experiences self-touch at the location of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/57809
Source: Consciousness and Cognition
DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2011.03.021

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