The Sense of the Body in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury

  title={The Sense of the Body in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury},
  author={Bigna Lenggenhager and Mariella Pazzaglia and Giorgio Scivoletto and Marco Molinari and Salvatore Maria Aglioti},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Increasing evidence suggests that the basic foundations of the self lie in the brain systems that represent the body. Specific sensorimotor stimulation has been shown to alter the bodily self. However, little is known about how disconnection of the brain from the body affects the phenomenological sense of the body and the self. Spinal cord injury (SCI) patients who exhibit massively reduced somatomotor processes below the lesion in the absence of brain damage are suitable for testing the… CONTINUE READING
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