Haptic perception and body representation in lateral and medial occipito-temporal cortices.

@article{Costantini2011HapticPA,
  title={Haptic perception and body representation in lateral and medial occipito-temporal cortices.},
  author={Marcello Costantini and Cosimo Urgesi and Gaspare Galati and Gian Luca Romani and Salvatore Maria Aglioti},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={821-829}
}
Although vision is the primary sensory modality that humans and other primates use to identify objects in the environment, we can recognize crucial object features (e.g., shape, size) using the somatic modality. Previous studies have shown that the occipito-temporal areas dedicated to the visual processing of object forms, faces and bodies also show category-selective responses when the preferred stimuli are haptically explored out of view. Visual processing of human bodies engages specific… CONTINUE READING