Feeling by Sight or Seeing by Touch?

  title={Feeling by Sight or Seeing by Touch?},
  author={Lotfi Merabet and Gregor Thut and Brian Murray and Jessica Andrews and Steven Hsiao and Alvaro Pascual-Leone},
We have addressed the role of occipital and somatosensory cortex in a tactile discrimination task. Sight-ed and congenitally blind subjects rated the roughness and distance spacing for a series of raised dot patterns. When judging roughness, intermediate dot spacings were perceived as being the most rough, while distance judgments generated a linear relation. Low-frequency rTMS applied to somatosensory cortex disrupted roughness without affecting distance judgments, while rTMS to occipital… CONTINUE READING
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