Altered bodily self-consciousness in multiple sclerosis

Elena Nava, Flavia Mattioli, Chiara Gamberini, Chiara Stampatori, Fabio Bellomi, Chiara Turati, Ruggero Capra, Nadia Bolognini

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Abstract

In this study, we assessed the impact of multiple sclerosis (MS) on bodily self-consciousness (BSC) using the Rubber Hand Illusion. Patients with MS showed a dissociation between body ownership and self-location: they did report an explicit ownership of the rubber hand, but they did not point towards it, showing a defective ability of localizing body parts in space. This evidence indicates that MS may affect selective components of BSC, whose impairment may contribute to, and even worsen, the functional disability of MS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-470
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Neuropsychology
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2018

Keywords

  • bodily self-consciousness
  • multiple sclerosis
  • multisensory integration
  • rubber hand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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