Functional and structural brain differences associated with mirror-touch synaesthesia

@article{Holle2013FunctionalAS,
  title={Functional and structural brain differences associated with mirror-touch synaesthesia},
  author={Henning Holle and Michael J. Banissy and Jamie Ward},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2013},
  volume={83},
  pages={1041-1050}
}
Observing touch is known to activate regions of the somatosensory cortex but the interpretation of this finding is controversial (e.g. does it reflect the simulated action of touching or the simulated reception of touch?). For most people, observing touch is not linked to reported experiences of feeling touch but in some people it is (mirror-touch synaesthetes). We conducted an fMRI study in which participants (mirror-touch synaesthetes, controls) watched movies of stimuli (face, dummy, object… CONTINUE READING
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