Know Thyself: Behavioral Evidence for a Structural Representation of the Human Body

@article{Rusconi2009KnowTB,
  title={Know Thyself: Behavioral Evidence for a Structural Representation of the Human Body},
  author={Elena Rusconi and Mirandola Gonzaga and Michaela Adriani and Christoph Braun and Patrick Haggard},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={8262 - 8269}
}
BACKGROUND Representing one's own body is often viewed as a basic form of self-awareness. However, little is known about structural representations of the body in the brain. METHODS AND FINDINGS We developed an inter-manual version of the classical "in-between" finger gnosis task: participants judged whether the number of untouched fingers between two touched fingers was the same on both hands, or different. We thereby dissociated structural knowledge about fingers, specifying their order and… CONTINUE READING

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