Observing the touched body magnified alters somatosensory homunculus.

@article{Schaefer2008ObservingTT,
  title={Observing the touched body magnified alters somatosensory homunculus.},
  author={Michael Schaefer and Hans-Jochen Heinze and Michael Rotte},
  journal={Neuroreport},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 9},
  pages={901-5}
}
This study aimed to investigate effects of observing the own body being touched on the functional topography of the somatosensory homunculus. We used neuromagnetic source imaging to map the topography in primary somatosensory cortex (SI) while manipulating the visibility of a touched hand. Participants were either able to observe the stimulation in real size or strongly magnified. Results demonstrated a significant shift in SI when participants viewed their stimulated body compared with a rest… CONTINUE READING

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