WSJ article: Out of body experiences

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WSJ article: Out of body experiences

Postby erdnasephile » August 29th, 2015, 7:55 am

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-lessons ... 1440774646

Interesting article on how the brain integrates the various senses to form perceptions. In the article they describe a fascinating experiment when the brain takes "ownership" of what happens to a rubber hand. They authors also talk about a real life psychokinetic touch experiment.

Perhaps some of these principles can be (or have been) exploited in an illusion? At the very least, some patter possibilities may come to mind.
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Re: Two WSJ articles: Out of body experience and practice

Postby Bill Mullins » August 29th, 2015, 11:58 am

Both articles are behind a paywall.

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Re: WSJ article: Out of body experience

Postby erdnasephile » August 29th, 2015, 12:42 pm

Hi, Bill:

Thanks-- I deleted the second article because it was behind a paywall. I just tested the first article link--it seems to work and is free. (If you scroll down the article, the banner vanishes so you can read the article)

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Re: WSJ article: Out of body experience

Postby Bill Mullins » August 29th, 2015, 1:15 pm

I get the first few lines and a box obscuring the rest of the article. The box says "To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In."

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Re: WSJ article: Out of body experiences

Postby erdnasephile » August 29th, 2015, 2:11 pm

That's weird. It shows up fine for me.

Just to be sure, I cleaned out all of my cookies and cache and retried the link and it still goes through. It was listed on the WSJ site as a non-pay article, so I'm puzzled.

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Re: WSJ article: Out of body experiences

Postby Fredrick » August 29th, 2015, 4:32 pm

Worked fine for me! Thanks for posting. Interesting article...
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