Friday, December 05, 2008

Body Swap

Valeria Petkova, center, of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and Karolinska Institute student Andrew Ketterer, left, test the 'body-swap' illusion, a method whereby people can experience the illusion that either a mannequin or another person's body is their own body Monday Dec. 1, 2008 in Stockholm. In a study presented Tuesday, neuroscientists at Stockholm's renowned Karolinska Institute show how they got volunteers wearing virtual reality goggles to experience the illusion of swapping bodies with a mannequin and a real person.

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