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    Are you suggesting that’s my hand? The relation between hypnotic suggestibility and the rubber hand illusion

    Walsh, Eamonn and Guilmette, D. and Longo, Matthew R. and Moore, J.W. and Oakley, D.A. and Halligan, P.W. and Mehta, M.A. and Deeley, Q. (2015) Are you suggesting that’s my hand? The relation between hypnotic suggestibility and the rubber hand illusion. Perception 44 (6), pp. 709-723. ISSN 0301-0066.

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    Abstract

    Hypnotic suggestibility (HS) is the ability to respond automatically to suggestions and to experience alterations in perception and behaviour. Hypnotically suggestible participants are also better able to focus and sustain their attention on an experimental stimulus. The present study explores the relation between HS and susceptibility to the rubber hand illusion (RHI). Based on previous research with visual illusions, it was predicted that higher HS would lead to a stronger RHI illusion. Two behavioural output measures of the RHI, an implicit (proprioceptive drift) and an explicit (RHI questionnaire) measure were correlated against HS scores. Hypnotic suggestibility correlated positively with the implicit RHI measure contributing to 30% of the variation. However, there was no relation between HS and the explicit RHI questionnaire measure, or with compliance control items. High hypnotic suggestibility may facilitate, via attentional mechanisms, the multisensory integration of visuoproprioceptive inputs that leads to greater perceptual mislocalisation of a participant’s hand. These results may provide insight into the multisensory brain mechanisms involved in our sense of embodiment.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The definitive, peer-reviewed and edited version of this article is published in PERCEPTION, 44(6), pp.709-723, year, [DOI]"
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Individual differences, Proprioception, Harvard Group Scale, Hypnotisability, multisensory integration, Embodiment, Body image
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centre: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Matthew Longo
    Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2015 13:49
    Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 11:52
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/12088

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