News tagged with illusions

'Being Sigmund Freud'

The illusion of being in another body affects not only our perception (as is already known) but also our way of thinking. Thanks to virtual reality, some subjects embodied Sigmund Freud and proved better at giving themselves ...

Sep 17, 2015
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When it comes to touch, to give is to receive

Have you ever touched someone else and wondered why his or her skin felt so incredibly soft? Well, now researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on September 10 present evidence that this experience may often be ...

Sep 10, 2015
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Brain scan reveals out-of-body illusion

The feeling of being inside one's own body is not as self-evident as one might think. In a new study from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet, neuroscientists created an out-of-body illusion in participants placed inside a brain ...

Apr 30, 2015
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Virtual motion, real consequences

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich researchers have shown that virtual optical stimuli can lead to aftereffects that significantly alter our perception of self-motion. This finding has implications for safe use of emerging ...

Nov 25, 2014
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