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rene     Wed, Mar 26, 2008  Permanent link
When I am doing WiiWare group’s signature mind hack, the crossed arms illusion, the sensation can be described as blank (empty). It feels as if there was a block of information missing, i.e. you know what you are doing is not working but you cannot tell why. But one can eventually train the brain to adapt to the situation and lift the right finger.

I figured out that if I first decide in my mind which finger I want to move, and draw a blank how to lift it, all I need to do is look at the joint where the finger meets the hand, which will gibe the mind the right instruction. Someone should make a list of these mind games. They are surprisingly informative about the inner workings of the brain, and in the case of your post led to some interesting philosophical observations. This is a good project that should be explored further.