The brain and illusions
24.5K views | +10 today
Follow
The brain and illusions
What can illusions teach us about the brain?
Curated by Gerald Carey
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Brain Scans During Out-of-Body Illusion Reveal Mind's 'Sense of Place' - PsyBlog

Brain Scans During Out-of-Body Illusion Reveal Mind's 'Sense of Place' - PsyBlog | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Out-of-body illusion created in the lab reveals how we know where we are.
Gerald Carey's insight:

An out-of-body illusion that uses a scanner to reveal what the brain is focussing on during the illusion.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Out-of-body experience: Master of illusion : Nature News & Comment

Out-of-body experience: Master of illusion : Nature News & Comment | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
It is not every day that you are separated from your body and then stabbed in the chest with a kitchen knife.

But such experiences are routine in the lab of Henrik Ehrsson, a neuroscientist at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, who uses illusions to probe, stretch and displace people's sense of self. Today, using little more than a video camera, goggles and two sticks, he has convinced me that I am floating a few metres behind my own body. As I see a knife plunging towards my virtual chest, I flinch. Two electrodes on my fingers record the sweat that automatically erupts on my skin, and a nearby laptop plots my spiking fear on a graph.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Man with schizophrenia has out-of-body experience in lab, gains knowledge, controls his psychosis

Man with schizophrenia has out-of-body experience in lab, gains knowledge, controls his psychosis | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
RM had his first out-of-body experience at the age of 16. Now, at the age of 55, he has had more than he can count.
more...
No comment yet.