Inverse effectiveness, multisensory integration, and the bodily self: Some statistical considerations

@article{Holmes2009InverseEM,
  title={Inverse effectiveness, multisensory integration, and the bodily self: Some statistical considerations},
  author={Nicholas P. Holmes},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={762-765}
}
A recent report in Consciousness and Cognition provided evidence from a study of the rubber hand illusion (RHI) that supports the multisensory principle of inverse effectiveness (PoIE). I describe two methods of assessing the principle of inverse effectiveness ('a priori' and 'post-hoc'), and discuss how the post-hoc method is affected by the statistical artefact of 'regression towards the mean'. I identify several cases where this artefact may have affected particular conclusions about the… CONTINUE READING

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