Origins and early development of human body knowledge.

  title={Origins and early development of human body knowledge.},
  author={Virginia P. Slaughter and Michelle A Heron},
  journal={Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={vii, 1-102}
As a knowable object, the human body is highly complex. Evidence from several converging lines of research, including psychological studies, neuroimaging and clinical neuropsychology, indicates that human body knowledge is widely distributed in the adult brain, and is instantiated in at least three partially independent levels of representation. Sensorimotor body knowledge is responsible for on-line control and movement of one's own body and may also contribute to the perception of others… CONTINUE READING

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