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A unity of the self or a multiplicity of locations? How the graphesthesia task sheds light on the role of spatial perspectives in bodily self-consciousness

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Integrating multisensory stimuli from a self-centred perspective is crucial for the unity of the self. On the other hand, understanding external space and communicating spatial knowledge with others necessitate the adoption of decentred perspectives. How do we juggle these two requirements? In this article, we review those studies that have used the graphesthesia task in order to investigate the perspectives that people adopt when interpreting ambiguous tactile symbols (e.g., b, d, p, and q)....

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.concog.2017.06.012

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Somerville College
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Consciousness and Cognition Journal website
Volume:
56
Pages:
100-114
Publication date:
2017-07-13
Acceptance date:
2017-06-20
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EISSN:
1090-2376
ISSN:
1053-8100
Pubs id:
pubs:709462
URN:
uri:73fcafbb-c349-448b-8ca7-7a392702c17a
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uuid:73fcafbb-c349-448b-8ca7-7a392702c17a
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pubs:709462

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