Can vision of the body ameliorate impaired somatosensory function?

@article{Serino2007CanVO,
  title={Can vision of the body ameliorate impaired somatosensory function?},
  author={Andrea Serino and Alessandro Farn{\`e} and Maria Luisa Rinaldesi and Patrick Haggard and Elisabetta L{\`a}davas},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={45},
  pages={1101-1107}
}
Viewing the body is reported to improve tactile acuity [Kennett, S., Taylor-Clarke, M., & Haggard, P. (2001). Non-informative vision improves the spatial resolution of touch in humans. Current Biology, 11, 1188-1191]. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether this effect might be useful in improving somatosensory deficits of brain damaged patients. To support this proposal, we firstly tested the hypothesis that vision might modulate tactile performance when tactile information is… CONTINUE READING

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