Brain electrodes conjure up ghostly visions

@article{Hopkin2006BrainEC,
  title={Brain electrodes conjure up ghostly visions},
  author={Michael Hopkin},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006}
}
  • M. Hopkin
  • Published 20 September 2006
  • Psychology
  • Nature
Simple stimulation may underpin complex mental illusions. 

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Induction of an illusory shadow person
TLDR
The repeated induction of this sensation in a patient who was undergoing presurgical evaluation for epilepsy treatment, as a result of focal electrical stimulation of the left temporoparietal junction is described: the illusory person closely 'shadowed' changes in the patient's body position and posture.