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Mechanical Pain Thresholds and the Rubber Hand Illusion

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-373344
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.37334
Bauer, Anna ; Hagenburger, Julia ; Plank, Tina ; Busch, Volker ; Greenlee, Mark W.
Date of publication of this fulltext: 16 May 2018 09:51


Abstract

We manipulated the sense of body ownership with the rubber hand illusion (RHI) to determine if perception of a potentially painful threat to the rubber hand can modify the mechanical pain threshold (MPT). Simultaneous tactile stimulation of the subject's concealed hand and the appropriately positioned visible rubber hand generated the illusion of false body ownership. The MPT was recorded on the ...

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