When mirrors lie: "visual capture" of arm position impairs reaching performance.

@article{Holmes2004WhenML,
  title={When mirrors lie: "visual capture" of arm position impairs reaching performance.},
  author={Nicholas P. Holmes and Gemma Crozier and Charles Spence},
  journal={Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience},
  year={2004},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={193-200}
}
If we stand at a mirror's edge, we can see one half of our body reflected in the mirror, as if it were the other half of our body, seen "through" the mirror. We used this mirror illusion to examine the effect of conflicts between visually and proprioceptively specified arm positions on subsequent reaching movements made with the unseen right arm. When participants viewed their static left arm in the mirror (i.e., as if it were their right arm), subsequent right-arm reaching movements were… CONTINUE READING

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