Human MST but not MT responds to tactile stimulation.

  title={Human MST but not MT responds to tactile stimulation.},
  author={Michael S. Beauchamp and Nafi E. Yasar and Neel Kishan and Tony Ro},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={27 31},
Previous reports of tactile responses in human visual area MT/V5 have used complex stimuli, such as a brush stroking the arm. These complex moving stimuli are likely to induce imagery of visual motion, which is known to be a powerful activator of MT. The area described as "MT" in previous reports consists of at least two distinct cortical areas, MT and MST. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, we separately localized human MT and MST and measured their response to vibrotactile stimuli… CONTINUE READING