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Body parts in perception
We experience the body as an object of perception, like any other object, but we also have a unique internal perspective on it. In this project, we examine how different representational systems responsible for encoding information about the body interact. In particular, we examine how body parts are represented in tactile and visual perception and how these representations interact with variable linguistic categories.
- Patrick Haggard (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, London)
- Asifa Majid
- Frédérique de Vignemont (Institute Jean-Nicod, France; New York University)
- de Vignemont, F., Majid, A., Jola, C., & Haggard, P. (2009). Segmenting the body into parts: Evidence from biases in tactile perception. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.