Visual capture of action, experience of ownership, and the illusion of self-touch: A new rubber hand paradigm

Anne M.Aimola Davies, Rebekah C. White, Graham Thew, Natalie M.V. Aimola, Martin Davies

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A new rubber hand paradigm evokes an illusion with three conceptually distinct components: (i) the participant experiences her/his hidden right hand as administering touch at the location of the examiner's viewed administering hand (visual capture of action); (ii) the participant experiences the examiner's administering hand as being the participant's own hand (experience of ownership); and (iii) the participant experiences her/his two hands as being in contact, as if she/he were touching her/his own hand (illusion of self-touch). The presence of these illusory experiences was confirmed by questionnaire responses and proprioceptive drift data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)830-838
Number of pages9
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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