The Body in the Brain
Body Representations, Processes and Neural Mechanisms
Edited by Stephen Jackson, Laurel Buxbaum, H. Coslett
Published November 18th 2011 by Psychology Press – 124 pages
The past decade has seen increasing interest within the cognitive neuroscience community in understanding the psychological processes involved in representing the body, and in learning how these processes may be implemented within the brain. This special issue of Cognitive Neuroscience contributes to the rapidly developing literature by presenting six empirical and two theoretical discussion papers and their commentaries. It provides a timely review of the current state-of-the-art on several of the most important topic areas in the body representation field.
Newport, Disownership and Disembodiment of the Real Limb without Visuo-proprioceptive Mismatch. Zopf, The Influence of Body-ownership Cues on Tactile Sensitivity. Downing, The Role of Occipitotemporal Body-selective Regions in Person Perception. Preston, Differential Effects of Perceived Hand Location on the Disruption of Embodiment by Apparent Physical Encroachment of the Limb. Hartmann, Imagined Paralysis Impairs Embodied Spatial Transformations. Mohamed, Combined Effects of Attention and Inversion on Event Related Potentials to Human Bodies and Faces. Holle, Proprioceptive Drift without Illusions of Ownership for Rotated Hands in the 'Rubber Hand Illusion' Paradigm. Jackson, On the Functional Anatomy of the Urge-for-action.
Stephen R. Jackson, University of Nottingham, UK
Laurel J. Buxbaum, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, USA
H. Branch Coslett, University of Pennsylvania, USA