Rubber hand illusion induced by touching the face ipsilaterally to a deprived hand: evidence for plastic “somatotopic” remapping in tetraplegics

@inproceedings{Scandola2014RubberHI,
  title={Rubber hand illusion induced by touching the face ipsilaterally to a deprived hand: evidence for plastic “somatotopic” remapping in tetraplegics},
  author={Michele Scandola and Emmanuele Tidoni and Renato Avesani and Giovanni Brunelli and Salvatore Maria Aglioti and Valentina Moro},
  booktitle={Front. Hum. Neurosci.},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Studies in animals and humans indicate that the interruption of body-brain connections following spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to plastic cerebral reorganization. OBJECTIVE To explore whether inducing the Rubber Hand Illusion (RHI) via synchronous multisensory visuo-tactile bodily stimulation may reveal any perceptual correlates of plastic remapping in SCI. METHODS In 16 paraplegic, 16 tetraplegic and 16 healthy participants we explored whether RHI may be induced by tactile… CONTINUE READING