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Threatening a rubber hand that you feel is yours elicits a cortical anxiety response.

Abstract:

The feeling of body ownership is a fundamental aspect of self-consciousness. The underlying neural mechanisms can be studied by using the illusion where a person is made to feel that a rubber hand is his or her own hand by brushing the person's hidden real hand and synchronously brushing the artificial hand that is in full view. Here we show that threat to the rubber hand can induce a similar level of activity in the brain areas associated with anxiety and interoceptive awareness (insula and ...

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10.1073/pnas.0610011104

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Ehrsson, HH More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume:
104
Issue:
23
Pages:
9828-9833
Publication date:
2007-06-05
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
URN:
uuid:f2433620-e3bb-4109-9dd7-844e9c0f7431
Source identifiers:
20837
Local pid:
pubs:20837

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