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Better Safe Than Sorry? The Safety Margin Surrounding the Body Is Increased by Anxiety
The defensive peripersonal space represents a “safety margin” advantageous for survival. Its spatial extension and the possible relationship with personality traits have never been investigated.Expand
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Defensive peripersonal space: the blink reflex evoked by hand stimulation is increased when the hand is near the face.
Electrical stimulation of the median nerve at the wrist may elicit a blink reflex [hand blink reflex (HBR)] mediated by a neural circuit at brain stem level. As, in a Sherringtonian sense, the blinkExpand
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To Blink or Not to Blink: Fine Cognitive Tuning of the Defensive Peripersonal Space
The blink reflex elicited by the electrical stimulation of the median nerve at the wrist [hand blink reflex (HBR)] is a subcortical, defensive response that is enhanced when the stimulated hand isExpand
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An ERP Investigation on Visuotactile Interactions in Peripersonal and Extrapersonal Space: Evidence for the Spatial Rule
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The spatial rule of multisensesory integration holds that cross-modal stimuli presented from the same spatial location result in enhanced multisensory integration. Expand
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Viewing the body modulates neural mechanisms underlying sustained spatial attention in touch
Cross‐modal links between vision and touch have been extensively shown with a variety of paradigms. The present event‐related potential (ERP) study aimed to clarify whether neural mechanismsExpand
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The temporal order judgement of tactile and nociceptive stimuli is impaired by crossing the hands over the body midline
Summary Similar physiological mechanisms for integrating somatotopic and body‐centred frames of reference underlie the ability to determine the spatial location of both nociceptive and tactileExpand
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Sustained Spatial Attention in Touch: Modality-Specific and Multimodal Mechanisms
Sustained attention to a body location results in enhanced processing of tactile stimuli presented at that location compared to another unattended location. In this paper, we review studiesExpand
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Cognitive aspects of nociception and pain. Bridging neurophysiology with cognitive psychology
The event-related brain potentials (ERPs) elicited by nociceptive stimuli are largely influenced by vigilance, emotion, alertness, and attention. Studies that specifically investigated the effects ofExpand
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Knowing you care: Effects of perceived empathy and attachment style on pain perception
&NA; Other people can have a significant impact on one's pain. Although correlational data abound, causal relationships between one's pain experience, individual traits of social relating (e.g.Expand
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ERP correlates of tactile spatial attention differ under intra- and intermodal conditions
To investigate whether the mechanisms underlying endogenous tactile spatial attention differ under pure tactile compared to mixed modality conditions event-related brain potentials (ERPs) wereExpand
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