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A sensational illusion: Vision-touch synaesthesia and the rubber hand paradigm

Aimola Davies, Anne; White, Rebekah


For individuals with vision-touch synaesthesia, the sight of touch on another person elicits synaesthetic tactile sensation on the observer's own body. Here we used the traditional rubber hand paradigm (Botvinick and Cohen, 1998) and a no-touch rubber hand paradigm to investigate and to authenticate synaesthetic tactile sensation. In the traditional rubber hand paradigm, the participant views a prosthetic hand being touched by the Examiner while the participant's hand - hidden from view - is...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Cortex
DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2012.01.007


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