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Old 13-01-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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Sensorium. The link appears to be open access.

The paper is about testing feedback experience. It suggests that there isn't really any specific effect. There are effects, nice ones, reported by the participants, but they do not stand out from ordinary non-specific effects (like the ones we are all familiar with trying and failing to be able to rule out, with our work).

Mostly, I'm interested in the interoceptive aspect, why being able to sense one's own body processes better , i.e., "feeling" (as an active verb) one's body better, makes one "feel" (subjective appreciation) one's "self" (subjective awareness) as "better" (improved somehow).
To me this makes total sense, but I've not yet comprehended or worked out why..

I think it relates to manual therapy (therapist as feedback device for patient's sense of self), and yoga, at least to what I think yoga is supposed to be for, i.e., feeling one's body's physiology (i.e., interocepting) better.
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