Are there other examples that illustrate how vision, touch and proprioception give rise to the experience of embodiment?
You said the feeling of our body shapes the way we move. I understand that the sensory systems can generate illusions but I don’t understand what this has to do with movement? The senses we have been discussing: vision, touch and proprioception, when combined are sometimes referred to as our body schema by neuroscientists. The tricky part of this discussion is that we are not normally aware of our body schema. That is, the physical attributes and location of the bits of our bodies. But before we make any movement to interact with the outside world, the parts of our brain that plan and execute movements must check in with the parts of the brain that integrate the senses contributing to our body schema. For example, in the size-weight illusion if you ask the participant to lift the two objects (that have the same mass) roughly 3 cm up from the table and then get them to lift the smaller object repeatedly — so that they can judge roughly how much muscle force to use, then when they go to
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