/Strange illusion makes people forget where their teeth are

Strange illusion makes people forget where their teeth are

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Now, where did I leave my teeth?

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Your mouth may not be where you think it is. An illusion that tricks people into thinking their teeth are closer to their neck than in reality shows that our bodily perceptions are easily influenced.

Davide Bono and Patrick Haggard at University College London developed the experiment inspired by the rubber hand illusion, a famous illusion in psychology where the participant believes a rubber hand is their own.

In Bono and Haggard’s experiment, the participant wears a blindfold and places their head on …

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