When the body becomes the enemy: Disownership toward the Body


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Yochai Ataria
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Based on interviews with more than 70 survivors of traumatic events, Ataria presents a trade-off model between the sense of agency—the feeling that one has a sense of control over one’s actions—and the sense of body ownership, the sense that this is my body. According to this trade-off model, there exists a reciprocal relationship between the sense of agency and sense of body ownership: by relinquishing a degree of the sense of body ownership over his body, the subject gains an sense of agency. Essentially, this trade-off enables the traumatized subject to maintain a limited sense of control during acute...
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