Spatial Asynchronous Visuo-Tactile Stimuli Influence Ownership of Virtual Wings

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PubDate: August 2018

Teams: Aalborg University Copenhagen

Writers: Anastassia Andreasen; Niels Christian Nilsson; Stefania Serafin

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Abstract

This poster describes a within-subject study of the virtual body ownership (VBO) illusion using anatomically similar but morphologically different body of a virtual bat. Participants experienced visuo-tactile stimulation of their arms while seeing an object touching the wing of the bat. The mapping between the real and the virtual touch points varied across three conditions: no spatial deviation between visual and tactile input, 50% deviation, and 70% deviation. The results suggest that the degree of experienced VBO varies across the conditions. The illusion was broken in the absence of visuo-tactile stimuli.

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