Immunity to Error through Misidentification and the Bodily Illusion Experiment
Authors: Mizumoto, Masaharu; Ishikawa, M.
Source: Journal of Consciousness Studies, Volume 12, Number 7, 2005 , pp. 3-19(17)
Publisher: Imprint Academic
Abstract:In this paper we introduce a paradigm of experiment which, we believe, is of interest both in psychology and philosophy. There the subject wears an HMD (head-mount display), and a camera is set up at the upper corner of the room, in which the subject is. As a result, the subject observes his own body through the HMD. We will mainly focus on the philosophical relevance of this experiment, especially to the thesis of so-called 'immunity to error through misidentification relative to the first-person pronoun'. We will argue that one experiment conducted in this setting, which we call the bodily illusion experiment, provides a counterexample to that thesis
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2005