How are the spatial characteristics of the body represented? A reply to Pitron & de Vignemont

Stephen Andrew Gadsby

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In their article, Pitron and de Vignemont (2017) provide an insightful and well overdue discussion of the relationship between long-term body representation models and Alice in Wonderland syndrome. Here, I supplement their discussion with a number of observations. First, I present a cautionary note regarding the interpretation of experiential changes in body size as reflective of changes in the content of body representations. Second, I show how their evidence contradicts an alternative model of body representation arising from research into anorexia nervosa—the “LTB” hypothesis. Finally, I highlight a significant issue with their proposed co-construction model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-168
Number of pages6
JournalConsciousness and Cognition
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018


  • Alice in Wonderland syndrome
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Body image
  • Body representation
  • Body schema
  • Long-term

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