Multisensory brain mechanisms of bodily self-consciousness

  title={Multisensory brain mechanisms of bodily self-consciousness},
  author={Olaf Blanke},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  • O. Blanke
  • Published 1 August 2012
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
Recent research has linked bodily self-consciousness to the processing and integration of multisensory bodily signals in temporoparietal, premotor, posterior parietal and extrastriate cortices. Studies in which subjects receive ambiguous multisensory information about the location and appearance of their own body have shown that these brain areas reflect the conscious experience of identifying with the body (self-identification (also known as body-ownership)), the experience of where 'I' am in… 
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