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Psychologically induced cooling of a specific body part caused by the illusory ownership of an artificial counterpart
These findings are the first evidence that: taking ownership of an artificial body part has consequences for the real body part; that the awareness of the authors' physical self and the physiological regulation of self are closely linked in a top-down manner; and that cognitive processes that disrupt the sense of body ownership may in turn disrupt temperature regulation in numerous states characterized by both. Expand
The science of interpersonal touch: An overview
This review critically evaluate the results of the research on interpersonal touch that have emerged from disciplines, such as cognitive and social psychology, neuroscience, and cultural anthropology to develop a more complete understanding of interpersonal touch in the years to come. Expand
Multisensory synesthetic interactions in the speeded classification of visual size
Results provide the first empirical demonstration that the relative frequency of an irrelevant sound can influence the speed with which participants judge the size of visual stimuli when the sound varies on a trial-by-trial basis along a synesthetically compatible dimension. Expand
Multisensory design: Reaching out to touch the consumer
Touch plays an important, if often underacknowledged, role in our evaluation/appreciation of many different products. It is unsurprising, therefore, that there has been such a recent growth ofExpand
Bodily illusions in health and disease: Physiological and clinical perspectives and the concept of a cortical ‘body matrix’
It is proposed that a network of multisensory and homeostatic brain areas may be responsible for maintaining a 'body-matrix', a dynamic neural representation that not only extends beyond the body surface to integrate both somatotopic and peripersonal sensory data, but also integrates body-centred spatial sensory data. Expand
Spatially defined modulation of skin temperature and hand ownership of both hands in patients with unilateral complex regional pain syndrome.
Impaired spatial perception modulated temperature of the limbs, tactile processing, spontaneous pain and the sense of ownership over the hands and shows that complex regional pain syndrome involves more complex neurological dysfunction than has been considered. Expand
The cognitive and neural correlates of “tactile consciousness”: A multisensory perspective
The results of research that has investigated phenomena such as "change blindness", phantom limb sensations, and numerosity judgments in tactile perception, together with the results obtained from the study of patients affected by deficits that can adversely affect tactile perception such as neglect, extinction, and numbsense are discussed. Expand
Space-based, but not arm-based, shift in tactile processing in complex regional pain syndrome and its relationship to cooling of the affected limb.
The results show that CRPS is associated with a deficit in tactile processing that is defined by the space in which the affected limb normally resides, not by theaffected limb itself, and which relates to the relative cooling of the affected limbs. Expand
The cognitive and neural correlates of tactile memory.
Evidence showing that the representation of tactile information interacts with information about other sensory attributes of objects/events that people perceive suggests that at least part of the neural network involved in the memory for touch might be shared among different sensory modalities. Expand
On the taste of “Bouba” and “Kiki”: An exploration of word–food associations in neurologically normal participants
It is suggested that the authors' brains can extract supramodal/conceptual properties from foods/flavours and meaningfully match them crossmodally and that crisps and cranberry sauce are rated as being more “takete” than brie cheese, while mint chocolate is rated as more ‘kiki’ than regular chocolate. Expand