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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.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Perception

Publication Date

2011

Volume

40

Pages

95 - 98

Keywords

Adolescent, Artificial Limbs, Elbow, Fingers, Humans, Illusions, Male, Pattern Recognition, Physiological, Proprioception, Touch, Touch Perception, Young Adult