No. 118: Jul-Aug 1998
An eerie psychological experiment has been invented by M. Bitvinick at the University of Pittsburgh.
Botvinick terms this transfer of tactile sensations "tactile ventriloquism."
(Anonymous; "There's the Rub," Discover, 19:21, June 1998.)
Comment. Not reported: (5) Only the real hand is stroked. Of course, the subject would see that the rubber hand, which is now thought to be his or her own, is not being stroked. Nevertheless, what would be the result, especially after a long session of synchronous stroking? What connection, if any, is there with phantom-limb phenomena?