The Anne Boleyn Illusion is a six-fingered salute to sensory remapping
Newport, Roger and Wong, Dominic Y. and Howard, Ellen M. and Silver, Eden (2016) The Anne Boleyn Illusion is a six-fingered salute to sensory remapping. i-Perception, 7 (5). ISSN 2041-6695
Official URL: http://ipe.sagepub.com/content/7/5/2041669516669732
The Anne Boleyn Illusion exploits the somatotopic representation of touch to create the illusion of an extra digit and demonstrates the instantaneous remapping of relative touch location into body-based coordinates through visuo-tactile integration. Performed successfully on thousands, it is also a simple demonstration of the flexibility of body representations for use at public events, in schools or in the home and can be implemented anywhere by anyone with a mirror and some degree of bimanual coordination.
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