3069 Cognitive Neuroscience of Body Self-Perception

Sunday, February 20, 2011: 3:00 PM
146A (Washington Convention Center )
Henrik Ehrsson , Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
How it is that we come to feel that we own our body. This question is a fundamental one since the feeling of body ownership is a basic aspect of self-consciousness. This presentation will discuss the multisensory mechanisms whereby the central nervous system distinguishes between sensory signals from one's body and from the environment.