Body temperature and body ownership

 

The experimental modulation of the sense of body ownership can modify body temperature, and vice versa. In healthy individuals, the rapid illusory incorporation of a fake body part or the incorporation of a surrogate whole body are respectively associated with a reduction of limb temperature and with more widespread body temperature drop. However, these alterations of the sense of body ownership are only transient, and typically provoked by multimodal stimulations. In the current project, we aimed at exploring the physiological correlates of body part disownership caused by a cerebral lesion, in a right-brain damaged patient.