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A case of illusory own-body perceptions after transcranial magnetic stimulation of the cerebellum

Schutter, DJLG; Kammers, MPM; Enter, D; Van Honk, J; (2006) A case of illusory own-body perceptions after transcranial magnetic stimulation of the cerebellum. CEREBELLUM , 5 (3) 238 - 240. 10.1080/14734220600791469.

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Abstract

Illusory own-body perceptions are 'body in space' misinterpretations of the brain and belong to the class of out-of-body experiences wherein the angular gyrus seems importantly implicated. In the present study additional cerebellum involvement in illusory own-body perceptions was investigated in a healthy young female right-handed volunteer. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) was applied over the cerebellum. Placebo cerebellum TMS and occipital TMS served as control conditions. Illusory own-body perceptions accompanied by electric brain activity over the somatosensory cortex were only observed after cerebellum TMS. The data provide the first evidence that the cerebellum might be involved in a neuronal network underlying illusory own-body perceptions.

Type: Article
Title: A case of illusory own-body perceptions after transcranial magnetic stimulation of the cerebellum
DOI: 10.1080/14734220600791469
Keywords: cerebellum, illusory own-body perceptions, transcranial magnetic stimulation, EXPERIENCE, HUMANS, ORIGIN, BRAIN
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/118122
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