Phantom sensations: A neurophenomenological exploration of body memory. Breyer, T. Neuroethics.
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This paper brings neuroscientific experiments into relation with concepts from phenomenological phi- losophy to investigate phantom sensations from the per- spective of embodied subjectivity. Using a mirror device to create intersensory effects in subjects experiencing phantom sensations, one can create illusions aiming at alleviating phantom pain. Neuroplasticity as a general property ofthe brain and cortical remapping as a specific mechanism underlying the success of this procedure are interpreted with the phenomenological notions of body image, body schema, and body memory. It is argued that a phantom can be understood as an ambiguous unity of body-imagistic neglect and body-schematic remember- ing. This neurophenomenological approach highlights the significance of the polarity of subjective-objective embodied experience one the one hand, and the spatial and temporal horizons of the emergence ofphantoms on the other. Thereby, implicit and explicit forms ofremem- bering, habitual and reflective modes of behavioural and cognitive self-representation and -understanding can be compared according to how the body integrates its vari- ous sensations.
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abstract = {This paper brings neuroscientific experiments into relation with concepts from phenomenological phi- losophy to investigate phantom sensations from the per- spective of embodied subjectivity. Using a mirror device to create intersensory effects in subjects experiencing phantom sensations, one can create illusions aiming at alleviating phantom pain. Neuroplasticity as a general property ofthe brain and cortical remapping as a specific mechanism underlying the success of this procedure are interpreted with the phenomenological notions of body image, body schema, and body memory. It is argued that a phantom can be understood as an ambiguous unity of body-imagistic neglect and body-schematic remember- ing. This neurophenomenological approach highlights the significance of the polarity of subjective-objective embodied experience one the one hand, and the spatial and temporal horizons of the emergence ofphantoms on the other. Thereby, implicit and explicit forms ofremem- bering, habitual and reflective modes of behavioural and cognitive self-representation and -understanding can be compared according to how the body integrates its vari- ous sensations.},
author = {Breyer, Thiemo},
doi = {10.1007/s12152-018-9356-9},
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isbn = {1215201893569},
issn = {1874-5490},
journal = {Neuroethics},
title = {{Phantom sensations: A neurophenomenological exploration of body memory}},
url = {http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s12152-018-9356-9}
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