Creating Out-of-Body Experiences

Scientists found "that during multisensory conflict, participants felt as if a virtual body seen in front of them was their own body and mislocalized themselves toward the virtual body, to a position outside their bodily borders." - Science

Ars Technica explains: "Scientists have known for a while that it's possible to play on the differences between the visual and proprioceptive senses to create what's called "proprioceptive drift." An example cited in one of the papers is the "fake hand illusion." Allowing someone to view a rubber hand that's being stroked by a feather at the same time their real hand is stroked causes them to begin to identify the fake hand as their own."
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