Tag Archives: Body

“No sense does anything independently and listing 33 of them may be counterproductive” – Laurence Harris

What is the most interesting paper you came across recently? Why? Dokka K, Kenyon R V., Keshner E A., Kording KP. 2010. Self versus environment motion in postural control. PLoS Computational Biology, 6. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000680. This paper applies sophisticated multisensory analysis techniques to address a fundamental problem: namely, how one can tell the difference between sensory information generated by our own movement […]

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D’Amour et al. 2015. “Bodily illusions disrupt tactile sensations”

Abstract. To accurately interpret tactile information, the brain needs to have an accurate representation of the body to which to refer the sensations. Despite this, body representation has only recently been incorporated into the study of tactile perception. Here, we investigate whether distortions of body representation affect tactile sensations. We perceptually altered the length of the arm and the width of […]

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