Spontaneous sensations

Here are the outcomes from a simple experiment, superimposed from 8 participants. The experiment is described in the paper “the tickly homunculus and the origins of spontaneous sensations arising on the hands”  in which you focus on your hand while staring at it (convergent focusing) or divergent focusing (staring at red marker next to the hand you are focussing on) for just 10 seconds and report the sensations…

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In this experiment, many of the bemused participants described a tingling where the hand made contact with the table. They were bemused because I did this experiment in the context of our methods and methodologies discussion group – where I was attempting to present my project. I thought it would be interesting to experience, ‘first hand’ the type of phenomenological experiments I’m looking at, and ‘practising’…

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21190869

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Author: Antony Hall

I create kinetic artworks; sculptures and installations, often using sonic, mechanical, fluidic, electronic or biological elements. I am also a founding member of artist collective Owl Project [www.owlproject.com] PhD researcher, amateur scientist, Cyclist

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