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Tools for the body (schema)
What happens in our brain when we use a tool to reach for a distant object? Recent neurophysiological, psychological and neuropsychological research suggests that this extended motor capability isExpand
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Attentional load and sensory competition in human vision: modulation of fMRI responses by load at fixation during task-irrelevant stimulation in the peripheral visual field.
Perceptual suppression of distractors may depend on both endogenous and exogenous factors, such as attentional load of the current task and sensory competition among simultaneous stimuli,Expand
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Tool-use changes multimodal spatial interactions between vision and touch in normal humans
In a visual-tactile interference paradigm, subjects judged whether tactile vibrations arose on a finger or thumb (upper vs. lower locations), while ignoring distant visual distractor lights that alsoExpand
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Interhemispheric transmission of visuomotor information in humans: fMRI evidence.
Normal human subjects underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) while performing a simple visual manual reaction-time (RT) task with lateralized brief stimuli, the so-calledExpand
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Multisensory integration and the body schema: close to hand and within reach
There has been a recent and dramatic growth of interest in the psychological and neural mechanisms of multisensory integration between different sensory modalities. Much of this recent research hasExpand
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Somatic and Motor Components of Action Simulation
Seminal studies in monkeys report that the viewing of actions performed by other individuals activates frontal and parietal cortical areas typically involved in action planning and execution. ThatExpand
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Multisensory contributions to the 3-D representation of visuotactile peripersonal space in humans: evidence from the crossmodal congruency task
In order to determine precisely the location of a tactile stimulus presented to the hand it is necessary to know not only which part of the body has been stimulated, but also where that part of theExpand
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Is the intact side really intact? Perseverative responses in patients with unilateral neglect: a productive manifestation
The main defective manifestations of extra-personal unilateral spatial neglect concern the side of space contralateral to the hemispheric lesion (contralesional). Since the disorder is more frequentExpand
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Active Tool Use with the Contralesional Hand Can Reduce Cross-modal Extinction of Touch on that Hand
After a unilateral brain lesion, patients may show cross-modal, visual-tactile extinction. Such patients may fail to report tactile stimuli on the contralesional hand when presented together withExpand
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The representation of space near the body through touch and vision
This review discusses how visual and the tactile signals are combined in the brain to ensure appropriate interactions with the space around the body. Visual and tactile signals converge in manyExpand
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