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Enlightenment

Submission + - Intriguing body-swapping illusion (washingtonpost.com)

zedge writes: The Washington Post is reporting on an experiment published in the online research journal PLoS ONE about a simple experiment using cameras and mirrors which tricked people into thinking that a mannequin's body was their own body. From the abstract of the PLoS ONE article: "The concept of an individual swapping his or her body with that of another person has captured the imagination of writers and artists for decades. Although this topic has not been the subject of investigation in science, it exemplifies the fundamental question of why we have an ongoing experience of being located inside our bodies. Here we report a perceptual illusion of body-swapping that addresses directly this issue."

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