This activity appears to short-circuit the processing of sensory information and the ability to locate oneself in time and space, the team said.
"Self-perception is nothing else but a creation of your brain," explained neurosurgeon Dr. Dirk De Ridder, of the neurosurgical department at Antwerp University. "We found a key spot in the brain in which different areas are normally activated whenever stimulus comes in, so you can relate that stimulus to yourself, which helps create a unified perception of ourselves."
"The 'total perception of self,' " he added, "is built out of different parts. And one of these parts is that your consciousness belongs within your body."http://tinyurl.com/37psyp