DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2011.01.004
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Yves Rybarczyk, Daniel Mestre

Abstract: Neuropsychological and neurophysiological studies have shown that the body schema is deformable. Experimental studies suggest that human and non-human primates extend their pericorporal space internal representation, in such a way to "include" a tool they use. Such plasticity of our body representation might be explained by the fact that an "artefact", integrated into the sensori-motor control loop, is assimilated as being part of the organism. Until now, experiments have been limited to direct interaction wi…

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