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Perceiving Touch And Your Self Outside Of Your Body

From Science Daily, August 5th, 2009. Experiments with artificial “out of body” experiences which are surprisingly simple to produce. Researchers “investigated the relationship between bodily self-consciousness and the way touch stimuli are spatially represented in humans. They found that sensations of touch can be felt and mislocalised towards where a “virtual” body is seen.”

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