Kenri Kodaka: “Bodiject Fingers”. Naoya City University. Japan
Illusion description: Can you feel your fingers are objects, just like a pen or vegetable stick? This kind of thought experiment enables us to become aware of the fundamental difficulty of detaching ownership from our body voluntarily. “Bodiject Fingers” challenges such a cognitive barrier. This illusion is easily experienced by allowing a portion of the fingers to pass through an opening under the slightly raised mirror. Seeing and operating the symmetrically-deformed fingers in this specific layout inspires a weird feeling where the fingers are transformed into a strange objects or creatures.