Contraction of body representation induced by proprioceptive conflict

@article{Longo2009ContractionOB,
  title={Contraction of body representation induced by proprioceptive conflict},
  author={Matthew R. Longo and Marjolein P. M. Kammers and Hiroaki Gomi and Manos Tsakiris and Patrick Haggard},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={19},
  pages={R727-R728}
}
Our body is not only an extended object in external space, but also the basis of our sense of self. Proprioceptive signals from muscle spindle organs, specifying body position, play a key role in this unique dual quality of body representation, as they define a ‘here’ or set of locations, where ‘I’ am located [1]. Position information from muscle spindles can be manipulated by vibrating the muscle tendon, generating illusions of position and movement [2]. For example, biceps vibration generates… CONTINUE READING

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