Today I discovered a new educational video portal,WatchKnow, that aggregates educational videos in categories. The psychology category has about 14 or so videos and one video that caught my fancy was a video by New Scientist that demonstrates the Rubber Hand illusion.
This becomes pertinent in light of a post today by Mind Hacks about new research that showed that rubber hand illusion can be induced in amputee, for a robotic arm, and the effcet is the same rubber hand illusion extended.
Another series of videos I liked were BBC‘ Horizon series on Memory, where I found for the first time that Memory was correlated with self-recognition (mirror test) in children.
The part 2 and part 3 of the above clip are about a memento style John , who cannot form memories adequately and an eternal sunshine of the spotless mind type lady who needs to get her PTSD memories erased.
There are more available at the source, so go have a look!
Ok, so this rubber hand experiment shows what? Sorry but I’m not getting the whole picture…
I understand it supposedly helps amputees, but the video could’ve been longer to show the reactions of the experimentee.