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Neural substrate of body size: illusory feeling of shrinking of the waist

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The perception of the size and shape of one's body (body image) is a fundamental aspect of how we experience ourselves. We studied the neural correlates underlying perceived changes in the relative size of body parts by using a perceptual illusion in which participants felt that their waist was shrinking. We scanned the brains of the participants using functional magnetic resonance imaging. We found that activity in the cortices lining the left postcentral sulcus and the anterior part of the ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pbio.0030412

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Author
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS Biology Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
12
Pages:
e412
Publication date:
2005-11-29
Acceptance date:
2005-10-03
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EISSN:
1545-7885
ISSN:
1544-9173
URN:
uuid:be540d0b-8038-4de1-ab15-510132b9a633
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12365
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pubs:12365

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