Video Ergo Sum: Manipulating Bodily Self-Consciousness

@article{Lenggenhager2007VideoES,
  title={Video Ergo Sum: Manipulating Bodily Self-Consciousness},
  author={B. Lenggenhager and T. Tadi and T. Metzinger and O. Blanke},
  journal={Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={317},
  pages={1096 - 1099}
}
Humans normally experience the conscious self as localized within their bodily borders. This spatial unity may break down in certain neurological conditions such as out-of-body experiences, leading to a striking disturbance of bodily self-consciousness. On the basis of these clinical data, we designed an experiment that uses conflicting visual-somatosensory input in virtual reality to disrupt the spatial unity between the self and the body. We found that during multisensory conflict… Expand

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