Body perception: intersensory origins of self and other perception in newborns

Curr Biol. 2013 Dec 2;23(23):R1039-41. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.10.060.


Self-perception involves integrating changes in visual, tactile, and proprioceptive stimulation from self-motion and discriminating these changes from those of other objects. Recent evidence suggests even newborns discriminate synchronous from asynchronous visual-tactile stimulation to their own body, a foundation for self-perception.

MeSH terms

  • Body Image / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn / psychology*
  • Self Concept*
  • Touch Perception
  • Visual Perception