Stephanie Badde

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To estimate the location of a tactile stimulus, the brain seems to integrate different types of spatial information such as skin-based, anatomical coordinates and external, spatiotopic coordinates. The aim of the present study was to test whether the use of these coordinates is fixed, or whether they are weighted according to the task context. Participants(More)
In conflict paradigms such as the Eriksen flanker task, interference has been found to be reduced under conditions of recent and/or frequent cognitive conflict. Using a modified flanker task, we investigated the interplay of conflict recency and conflict frequency by comparing the interference reductions following conflict trials under conditions in which(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE MR imaging in neuro-oncology is challenging due to inherent ambiguities in proton signal behavior. Sodium-MR imaging may substantially contribute to the characterization of tumors because it reflects the functional status of the sodium-potassium pump and sodium channels. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sodium-MR imaging data of patients with(More)
Touch location can be specified in different anatomical and external reference frames. Temporal order judgments (TOJs) in touch are known to be sensitive to conflict between reference frames. To establish which coordinates are involved in localizing touch to a finger, participants performed TOJ on tactile stimuli to 2 out of 4 possible fingers. We induced(More)
Touch is bound to the skin - that is, to the boundaries of the body. Yet, the activity of neurons in primary somatosensory cortex just mirrors the spatial distribution of the sensors across the skin. To determine the location of a tactile stimulus on the body, the body's spatial layout must be considered. Moreover, to relate touch to the external world,(More)
To perform an action toward a touch, the tactile spatial representation must be transformed from a skin-based, anatomical reference frame into an external reference frame. Evidence suggests that, after transformation, both anatomical and external coordinates are integrated for the location estimate. The present study investigated whether the calculation and(More)
To act upon a tactile stimulus its original skin-based, anatomical spatial code has to be transformed into an external, posture-dependent reference frame, a process known as tactile remapping. When the limbs are crossed, anatomical and external location codes are in conflict, leading to a decline in tactile localization accuracy. It is unknown whether this(More)
We present a recurrent neural architecture with parametric bias for actively perceiving objects. A humanoid robot learns to extract sensorimotor laws and based on those to classify eight objects by exploring their multimodal sensory characteristics. The network is either trained with prototype sequences for all objects or just two objects. In both cases the(More)
Localization of touch in 3D space is essential for the integration with information from other sensory modalities, as well as for planning actions towards the source of the touch (Pouget, Ducom, Torri & Bavelier, 2002; Sober & Sabes, 2005). In initial processing stages, as in the primary somatosensory cortex, touch is represented in a somatotopic (that is,(More)