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.
See For Yourself
- Purves Lab's optical illusions web page with empirical explanations of familiar and unfamiliar illusions.
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
Red and green dots
have never been so interesting. At least to a geek like me.
I love it when my brain plays tricks on me.