In the rubber hand illusion (RHI), participants see a fake hand touched synchronously with their real hand, which is hidden from view. The three-way interaction between vision, touch, and proprioception induces the sensation that the dummy hand belongs to oneself (i.e., subjective embodiment) and the illusory displacement of the real hand towards the fake one (i.e., proprioceptive drift). In the literature, there are mixed results (some positive and some null) regarding the existence of a relationship between subjective embodiment and proprioceptive drift. We conducted a Bayesian meta-analysis to tackle this issue quantitatively. Evidence strongly favours the presence of a correlation between subjective embodiment and proprioceptive drift, supporting the model proposed by Botvinick and Cohen in 1998. However, the correlation is around.35, a value suggesting that the two indices capture different facets of the RHI. This result clarifies the association between the illusory effects produced by the RHI and may be helpful for designing studies having appropriate statistical power.

Tosi, G., Mentesana, B., Romano, D. (2023). The correlation between proprioceptive drift and subjective embodiment during the rubber hand illusion: A meta-analytic approach. THE QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 76(10 (October 2023)), 2197-2207 [10.1177/17470218231156849].

The correlation between proprioceptive drift and subjective embodiment during the rubber hand illusion: A meta-analytic approach

Tosi, G;Romano, D
2023

Abstract

In the rubber hand illusion (RHI), participants see a fake hand touched synchronously with their real hand, which is hidden from view. The three-way interaction between vision, touch, and proprioception induces the sensation that the dummy hand belongs to oneself (i.e., subjective embodiment) and the illusory displacement of the real hand towards the fake one (i.e., proprioceptive drift). In the literature, there are mixed results (some positive and some null) regarding the existence of a relationship between subjective embodiment and proprioceptive drift. We conducted a Bayesian meta-analysis to tackle this issue quantitatively. Evidence strongly favours the presence of a correlation between subjective embodiment and proprioceptive drift, supporting the model proposed by Botvinick and Cohen in 1998. However, the correlation is around.35, a value suggesting that the two indices capture different facets of the RHI. This result clarifies the association between the illusory effects produced by the RHI and may be helpful for designing studies having appropriate statistical power.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
embodiment; Metanalysis; proprioceptive drift; rubber hand illusion;
English
7-mar-2023
2023
76
10 (October 2023)
2197
2207
none
Tosi, G., Mentesana, B., Romano, D. (2023). The correlation between proprioceptive drift and subjective embodiment during the rubber hand illusion: A meta-analytic approach. THE QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 76(10 (October 2023)), 2197-2207 [10.1177/17470218231156849].
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