If I Were You: Perceptual Illusion of Body Swapping.
Expanding on previous experiments
, researchers discover how to induce a "body-swap" illusion
, whereby subjects perceive the body of another as if it were their own.
Virtual Out-of-Body Experience.
Using two procedures
to deliberately scramble a person's visual and tactile senses, neuroscientists are able to induce "out-of-body" experiences
in people. The effect is the same as the 'rubber hand illusion'
, but extends the effect to the whole body instead of just one limb (you can try the hand illusion for yourself