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Tool use induces complex and flexible plasticity of human body representations

By Matthew R. Longo and A. Serino

Abstract

Plasticity of body representation fundamentally underpins human tool use. Recent studies have demonstrated remarkably complex plasticity of body representation in humans, showing that such plasticity: (1) occurs flexibly across multiple time-scales, and (2) involves multiple body representations responding differently to tool use. Such findings reveal remarkable sophistication of body plasticity in humans, suggesting that Vaesen may overestimate the similarity of such mechanisms in humans and non-human primates

Topics: psyc
Publisher: Cambridge Journals
Year: 2012
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.bbk.ac.uk.oai2:4383

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