<div>'Rubber hand illusion' reveals how the brain understands the body</div>

By: Ian Sample Science editor | <div>'Rubber hand illusion' reveals how the brain understands the body</div> | Neuroscience | The Guardian

Scientists use trick with a fake hand to explore how the mind combines information from the senses to create a feeling of body ownership

Experiments with a fake body part have revealed how the brain becomes confused during a party trick known as the rubber hand illusion.

Researchers in Italy performed the trick on a group of volunteers to explore how the mind combines information from the senses to create a feeling of body ownership.

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