Friday, February 25, 2011

Please Raise Your Right Hand: The Other Right Hand

The Illusion of Owning a Third Arm

"In these experiments two visible rubber hands or virtual hands were stimulated in synchrony with touches applied to the hidden real hand, which, reportedly, produced a referral of somatic sensations to both rubber/virtual hands. These studies indicate that supernumerary limb illusions might be possible."

Guterstam A, Petkova VI, Ehrsson HH, PLoS ONE 6(2): e17208. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017208