The Other in Me: Interpersonal Multisensory Stimulation Changes the Mental Representation of the Self Articles uri icon

publication date

  • July 2012


  • 7


  • 7

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1932-6203


  • Recent studies have shown that the well-known effect of multisensory stimulation on body-awareness can be extended to self-recognition. Seeing someone else's face being touched at the same time as one's own face elicits changes in the mental representation of the self-face. We sought to further elucidate the underlying mechanisms and the effects of interpersonal multisensory stimulation (IMS) on the mental representation of the self and others.