Learning in chapter 6 about the out-of-body
experience/illusion was very interesting and intriguing to me. At first it was
hard to understand the whole concept and follow what was being done when reading, and so I had to read it over a few more
times. While sitting in the experiment you are feeling one thing and seeing
another through the goggles, which I understood. I didn’t quite get how this would make people
startled, especially since they weren’t seeing their actual body being touched. To me it sounded like there was just a hand doing a random action with a stick behind your body on the camera, which made me think that if I was in that scenario I would simply feel as if I was just watching someone else through the goggles while someone was stroking my chest at the same time. Being slightly confused, I looked up and found a video to help me to better understand. Of course now I can understand the out-of-body experience because it is an illusion of sitting behind yourself but still seeing what you feel being done to you at the same time. Here is the video!
Reading about those experiments really made me want to try them for myself- just to see what it is like. I can't imagine!ReplyDelete