Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 19–22 | Cite as

The ability to recognize oneself from a video recording of one’s movements without seeing one’s body

  • T. Beardsworth
  • T. Buckner


Certain individuals are very much better than others at recognizing themselves from a recorded point-light display of their movements without being able to see their bodies. They are better at recognizing themselves in this way (although they have never seen themselves walking from an external point of view before) than they are at recognizing their friends, whom they see walking every day, and better than their friends are at recognizing them. This suggests some sort of kinesthetic-visual cross-modal transfer.


Design Constraint External Point Gait Recognition Field Independence Body Concept 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Beardsworth
    • 1
  • T. Buckner
    • 1
  1. 1.Trinity CollegeOxfordEngland

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