Ever wondered what it might be like to have an invisible hand? Three hands? Or a hand that’s made of clay?
The ‘Rubber Hand Illusion’ is used widely in experimental psychology to study issues around embodiment and body ownership. In this experiment, participants build their own hand and other non-hand unfeasible objects in place of a replica rubber hand. Using clay, it is possible to distort and manipulate the clay while feeling ownership over it. The clay can be squashed, extended textured, spaces and gaps added.