Is the body schema sufficient for the sense of ownership?
Document Type:ASSC Conference Item
Topics:Self and Mental State Attribution
Deposited by:Glenn Carruthers
Date of Issue:2009
Event Dates:5-8 June 2009
Event Location:Berlin, Germany
Event Title:13th annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness
Event Type:ASSC Conference
Abstract:De Vignemont argues that the sense of ownership comes from the localization of bodily sensation on a map of the body that is part of the body schema. I argue that the body schema lacks the theoretical resources needed to explain this phenomenology. Furthermore, there is some reason to think that a deficient sense of ownership is not associated with a deficient body schema. The data de Vignemont uses to argue that the body image does not underlie the sense of embodiment does not rule out the possibility that part of the body image I call 'offline representations' underlies the sense of embodiment.
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