The Washingtonpost reports on Scientists Report Mental ‘Body-Swapping’. Effectively, people were made to think they were a mannequin, or even other people by using physical feedback that was consistent with what they were seeing from the perspective of the other.

Details are thin on the ground – what criteria they judged that the “body-swap” to have been perceived, being the most important one.* But it’s an interesting nod to an investigation of the grounding (or lack thereof) our perceived identity. Fertile ground for a Philosophical thesis based on the schism between body and self?

* Also, the reverent use of “Scientists” in the title is irritating.