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Body mereology

Abstract : The body is made up of parts. This basic assumption is central in most neuroscientific studies of bodily sensation, body representation and motor action. Yet, the assumption has rarely been considered explicitly. We may indeed ask how the body is internally segmented and how body parts can be defined. That is, how can we sketch the mereology of the body? Here we distinguish between a somatosensory mereology and a motor mereology.
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Frédérique de Vignemont, Manos Tsakiris, Patrick Haggard. Body mereology. G. Knoblich, I.M. Thornton, M. Grosjean, M. Shiffrar. Human Body Perception from the Inside Out, Oxford University Press, pp.147-170, 2005. ⟨ijn_00169837⟩



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