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Psychologically induced cooling of a specific body part caused by the illusory ownership of an artificial counterpart.

Abstract:

The sense of body ownership represents a fundamental aspect of our self-awareness, but is disrupted in many neurological, psychiatric, and psychological conditions that are also characterized by disruption of skin temperature regulation, sometimes in a single limb. We hypothesized that skin temperature in a specific limb could be disrupted by psychologically disrupting the sense of ownership of that limb. In six separate experiments, and by using an established protocol to induce the rubber h...

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10.1073/pnas.0803768105

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Moseley, GL More by this author
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Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume:
105
Issue:
35
Pages:
13169-13173
Publication date:
2008-09-05
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
URN:
uuid:2e72e311-c7ce-4de2-9c25-14ab43cbdfa8
Source identifiers:
15061
Local pid:
pubs:15061

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