Self-identification with another person’s face: The time relevant role of multimodal brain areas in the enfacement illusion

Ilaria Bufalari, Giuseppina Porciello, Marco Sperduti, Ilaria Minio-Paluello

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Abstract

The illusory subjective experience of looking at one’s own face while in fact looking at another person’s face can surprisingly be induced by simple synchronized visuotactile stimulation of the two faces. A recent study (Apps MA, Tajadura-Jiménez A, Sereno M, Blanke O, Tsakiris M. Cereb Cortex. First published August 20, 2013; doi:10.1093/cercor/bht199) investigated for the first time the role of visual unimodal and temporoparietal multimodal brain areas in the enfacement illusion and suggested a model in which multisensory mechanisms are crucial to construct and update self-face representation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1962-2015
Number of pages54
JournalJournal of Neurophysiology
Volume113
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Enfacement illusion
  • Multisensory integration
  • Posterior parietal cortex
  • Self-face recognition
  • Self-identity
  • Temporoparietal junction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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