Body Perception Weekly Schedule Autumn 2011

Oct 17, 2011
WEEK 1: INTRODUCTION - Embodiment and Ownership? (Sally and HY)

de Vignemont, F. (2011) "Embodiment, ownership and disownership", Consciousness and Cognition



Oct 23, 2011
WEEK 2: INTRODUCTION - Methods to Modulate and to Measure Ownership (Betty)

                    Meet 4 pm SHARP in front of MRZ building, then VR demos in Cyberneum from 4.15-5, and Betty introduces methods from 5-6


Oct 31, 2011
WEEK 3: 2 THEORIES OF BODY OWNERSHIP: THE BODY MODEL AND THE BODY MATRIX (Rob & Sally)

*Botvinick, M. & Cohen, J. D. (1998) "Rubber hand ‘feels’ what eyes see" Nature, 391, 756.

*Tsakiris, M. (2010) "My body in the brain: A neurocognitive model of body-ownership", Neuropsychologia 48: 703–712.

*G. Lorimer Moseley, Alberto Gallace and Charles Spence (2011) Bodily illusions in health and disease: Physiological and clinical perspectives and the concept of a cortical ‘body matrix’. Neurosci. Biobehav. Rev. in press. PDF


Nov 7, 2011
WEEK 4: THE GIBSONIAN PERSPECTIVE ON OWNERSHIP (Sally)

*Gibson, J. J. (1979) The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception, chapters 7 and 8.

*Proffitt, D. R. (1999) "Inferential versus Ecological Approaches to Perception", in Sternberg (ed.) The Nature of Cognition. MIT.


Nov 14, 2011
WEEK 5: THE DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVE ON OWNERSHIP  (Sally)

*Proffitt, D.R. and Linkenauger, S.A. (in press). Perception viewed as a phenotypic expression. In W. Prinz, M. Beisert, & A. Herwig (Eds.), Tutorials in Action Science, MIT Press.


Nov 21, 2011
WEEK 6: USING PROPRIOCEPTIVE DRIFT TO MEASURE THE SENSE OF BODY OWNERSHIP?
*Rohde M, Di Luca M, Ernst MO. "The Rubber Hand Illusion: feeling of ownership and proprioceptive drift do not go hand in hand." PLoS One. 2011;6(6):e21659. Epub 2011

Moseley et al. "Psychologically induced cooling of a specific body part caused by the illusory ownership of an artificial counterpart" PNAS, 2008, vol. 105, no. 35, 13169–13173

Optional:
Frank H. Durgin, Laurel Evans, Natalie Dunphy, Susan Klostermann and Kristina Simmons (2007) "Rubber Hands Feel the Touch of Light" Psychological Science 2007 18: 152.


Nov 28, 2011
WEEK 7:
PROPRIOCEPTION AND THE SENSE OF AGENCY FOR VISUAL MOVEMENT
*Balslev D, Cole J, Miall RC. "Proprioception contributes to the sense of agency during visual observation of hand movements: evidence from temporal judgments of action." J Cogn Neurosci. 2007 Sep;19(9):1535-41.

*Reed, C.L., Garza, J.P. & Roberts, R.J., 2008. "The influence of the body and action on spatial attention" In L. Paletta & E. Rome, eds. Attention in cognitive systems. Theories and systems from an interdisciplinary viewpoint. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag Berlin, pp. 42-58.


For background on IW and deafferented agents more generally:
Cole and Paillard (1995) "Living without Touch and Peripheral Information about Body Position and Movement: Studies with Deafferented Subjects" in Bermudez et al. (eds) The Body and the Self. MIT Press.


Dec 5, 2011
WEEK 8: PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES IN BODY PERCEPTION
2 guest speakers will speak on philosophical issues related to body perception.

Speakers:
Kevin Reuter (Birkbeck, University of London) - "Pains, Twins and Avatars"
Catherine Stinson (HPS, University of Pittsburg) - "What mechanisms can do for you"

No readings for this week.


Dec 12, 2011
WEEK 9: TOPICS IN BODY PERCEPTION
Student presentations on chosen papers for those students taking the seminar for credit.
Students intending to present a paper should contact Sally at
sally.linkenauger@tuebingen.mpg.de as soon as possible so that the schedule for this week is fixed.


Jan 16, 2012
WEEK 10: SENSE OF LIMB OWNERSHIP AND SELF-AWARENESS OF ACTIONS: CLINICAL STUDIES


Related event of interest to attendees of this seminar:

M I N D    T H E    B O D Y
4 lectures on body ownership

by Frederique de Vignemont
(Institut Jean Nicod/CNRS)
as part of CIN Senses seminar series

This set of seminars will focus on chapters from Frederique de Vignemont's new manuscript on bodily awareness and body ownership entitled Mind the Body. For the readings see the Senses seminar website.

Times:

Jan 19: 11.00-13.00, 14.30-16.30
Jan 20: 13.00-16.00

Seminar 1: The sense of body ownership: the agenda
Draft Chapter 1 Mind the body
de Vignemont, F. (2011), Embodiment, ownership and disownership. Consciousness and Cognition.

Seminar 2: Multimodal bodily experiences
de Vignemont, F. (under revision), Multimodal bodily experiences.

Seminar 3: Classifying body representations
de Vignemont, F. (2010), Body schema and body image: pros and cons. Neuropsychologia, 48(3), 669-80


Location:


CIN seminar room, TTR Building, Paul-Ehrlich Str. 17, Tuebingen


Jan 23, 2012
WEEK 11: CORTICAL NETWORKS OF TOOL USE IN HUMANS

G. Goldenberg and J. Spatt (2009) The neural basis of tool use, Brain.

Scott H. Johnson-Frey (2003) What’s So Special about Human Tool Use? Neuron, Vol. 39, 201–204, July 17, 2003




Jan 30, 2012
WEEK 12: FULL BODY ILLUSIONS (Betty)

*Slater's Bigger Belly study
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0016128

*Blanke: The limits of agency in walking humans
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0028393210000497

*Newport paper
http://download.cell.com/current-biology/pdf/PIIS096098221100950X.pdf?intermediate=true

Petkova study (with VR)
http://www.frontiersin.org/cognition/10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00035/full




Feb 6, 2012
WEEK 13: MULTISENSORY INTEGRATION

NOTE Change of location: This meeting will be held at the CIN Seminar Room, TTR Building
Guest speaker: Max Di Luca (Birmingham)