If I Were You: Perceptual Illusion of Body Swapping

@article{Petkova2008IfIW,
  title={If I Were You: Perceptual Illusion of Body Swapping},
  author={Valeria I. Petkova and H. Henrik Ehrsson},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={1 - 15}
}
The concept of an individual swapping his or her body with that of another person has captured the imagination of writers and artists for decades. Although this topic has not been the subject of investigation in science, it exemplifies the fundamental question of why we have an ongoing experience of being located inside our bodies. Here we report a perceptual illusion of body-swapping that addresses directly this issue. Manipulation of the visual perspective, in combination with the receipt of… CONTINUE READING
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