Conversations between self and self as Sigmund Freud – A virtual body ownership paradigm for self counselling (2015)

S. Adelaide Osimo, R. Pizarro Lozano, B. Spanlang & M. Slater
Nature: Scientific Reports

When people see a life-sized virtual body (VB) from first person perspective in virtual reality they are likely to have the perceptual illusion that it is their body. Additionally such virtual embodiment can lead to changes in perception, implicit attitudes and behaviour based on attributes of the VB. To date the changes that have been studied are as a result of being embodied in a body representative of particular social groups (e.g., children and other race).