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The self and its body: functional and neural signatures of body ownership

Manos Tsakiris

in Sensorimotor Foundations of Higher Cognition

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199231447
eISBN:
9780191696510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231447.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines functional and neural signatures of body ownership by controlling whether an external object was accepted as part of the body or not. The results of a series of experiments ... More


Outside the boundaries of our bodies: The relationship between the sense of touch and the representation of the body in our mind

Alberto Gallace and Charles Spence

in In Touch with the Future: The sense of touch from cognitive neuroscience to virtual reality

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199644469
eISBN:
9780191760587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644469.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

It seems now clear that localizing somatosensory sensations is a relevant factor in the discrimination of where our body begins and where it ends. That is, the sense of touch helps to mark that which ... More


The Relations Between Agency and Body Ownership: Additive or Independent?

Manos Tsakiris

in The Sense of Agency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190267278
eISBN:
9780190267308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267278.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

The exact relation between the sense that one’s body is one’s own (body ownership) and the sense that one controls one’s body (agency) has been the focus of much speculation, but remains unclear. A ... More


Prediction, Agency, and Body Ownership

Jakob Hohwy

in The Pragmatic Turn: Toward Action-Oriented Views in Cognitive Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034326
eISBN:
9780262333290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034326.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

The idea that the brain is an organ for prediction error minimization is becoming increasingly influential. Since this idea posits action as playing a central role, it has the potential to reveal new ... More


Contractualism, Rule Consequentialism, and Doing and Allowing

Fiona Woollard

in Doing and Allowing Harm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199683642
eISBN:
9780191792847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683642.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is a strong mark in favour of an ethical theory if it can explain widespread, firmly held intuitions about cases. Rejection of the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing would require substantial revision ... More


Cross-referenced body and action for the unified self: empirical, developmental, and clinical perspectives

Shu Imaizumi, Tomohisa Asai, and Michiko Miyazaki

in Body Schema and Body Image: New Directions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198851721
eISBN:
9780191886454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851721.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses how the self emerges in the brain through the body and bodily actions. In terms of minimal selfhood, self-representation has two aspects: sense of body ownership and sense of ... More


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