Body ownership and attention in the mirror: insights from somatoparaphrenia and the rubber hand illusion.

@article{Jenkinson2013BodyOA,
  title={Body ownership and attention in the mirror: insights from somatoparaphrenia and the rubber hand illusion.},
  author={Paul Mark Jenkinson and Patrick Haggard and Nicola C Ferreira and Aikaterini Fotopoulou},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2013},
  volume={51 8},
  pages={1453-62}
}
The brain receives and synthesises information about the body from different modalities, coordinates and perspectives, and affords us with a coherent and stable sense of body ownership. We studied this sense in a somatoparaphrenic patient and three control patients, all with unilateral right-hemisphere lesions. We experimentally manipulated the visual perspective (direct- versus mirror-view) and spatial attention (drawn to peripersonal space versus extrapersonal space) in an experiment… CONTINUE READING
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