Two-dimensional rubber-hand illusion: The Dorian Gray hand illusion

Achille Pasqualotto, Michael J. Proulx

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The rubber-hand illusion provides a window into body representation and consciousness. It has been found that body-ownership extended to numerous hand-like objects. Interestingly, the vast majority of these objects were three-dimensional. We adopted this paradigm by using hand drawings to investigate whether rubber-hand illusion could be extended to two-dimensional hand samples, and we measured skin conductance responses and behavioural variables. The fact that this illusion extended to two-dimensional stimuli reveals the dominant role of top-down information on visual perception for body representation and consciousness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-110
JournalMultisensory Research
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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