Neuropsychology: Stimulating illusory own-body perceptions

  title={Neuropsychology: Stimulating illusory own-body perceptions},
  author={Olaf Blanke and Stphanie Ortigue and Theodor Landis and Margitta Seeck},
'Out-of-body' experiences (OBEs) are curious, usually brief sensations in which a person's consciousness seems to become detached from the body and take up a remote viewing position. Here we describe the repeated induction of this experience by focal electrical stimulation of the brain's right angular gyrus in a patient who was undergoing evaluation for epilepsy treatment. Stimulation at this site also elicited illusory transformations of the patient's arm and legs (complex somatosensory… CONTINUE READING


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