Changing bodies changes minds: owning another body affects social cognition.

  title={Changing bodies changes minds: owning another body affects social cognition.},
  author={Lara Maister and Mel Slater and Maria V. Sanchez-Vives and Manos Tsakiris},
  journal={Trends in cognitive sciences},
  volume={19 1},
Research on stereotypes demonstrates how existing prejudice affects the way we process outgroups. Recent studies have considered whether it is possible to change our implicit social bias by experimentally changing the relationship between the self and outgroups. In a number of experimental studies, participants have been exposed to bodily illusions that induced ownership over a body different to their own with respect to gender, age, or race. Ownership of an outgroup body has been found to be… CONTINUE READING
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