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Proceedings. The 4nd International Conference on Development and Learning, 2005.
The multisensory representation of our body (body schema), and its conscious and manipulable counterpart (body image) play a pivotal role in the development and expression of many higher level cognitive functions, such as tool use, imitation, spatial perception, and self-awareness. This paper addresses the issue of how the body schema changes as a result of tool use-dependent experience. Although it is plausible to assume that such an alteration is inevitable, the mechanisms underlying suchdoi:10.1109/devlrn.2005.1490935 fatcat:j7t7wkjplfdnjnx3u7sa4rlg7u