Out-of-body VR

If you see a virtual body in VR getting stroked by a stick at the same time that you are getting stroked by a stick, you might feel a sense of being the VR body. If you see from the perspective of a camera, and your chest is stroked by a stick at the same time that a stick is moving below the camera (where your “chest” would be if you were the camera), you might feel a sense of being where the camera is.

These senses are not as strong as reported in other “full-blown out-of-body experiences”.

nytimes article

Science news

H. Henrik Ehrsson. The Experimental Induction of Out-of-Body Experiences. Science 317 (5841), 1048. (24 August 2007)

Bigna Lenggenhager, Tej Tadi, Thomas Metzinger, and Olaf Blanke. Video Ergo Sum: Manipulating Bodily Self-Consciousness. Science 317 (5841), 1096. (24 August 2007)

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