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Touching my left elbow: the anatomical structure of the body affects the illusion of self-touch.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21513188     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A self-touch paradigm is used to create the illusion that one is touching one's own left elbow when one is actually touching the examiner's arm. Our new self-touch illusion is sensitive to the anatomical structure of the body: you can touch your left elbow with your right index finger but not with your left index finger. Illusion onset was faster and illusion ratings were higher when participants administered touch using the plausible right index finger compared with the implausible left index finger.
Rebekah C White; Anne M Aimola Davies
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perception     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0301-0066     ISO Abbreviation:  Perception     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-25     Completed Date:  2011-05-26     Revised Date:  2011-05-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372307     Medline TA:  Perception     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Artificial Limbs
Illusions / physiology*
Pattern Recognition, Physiological / physiology*
Proprioception / physiology*
Touch Perception / physiology*
Young Adult

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