Sustained Spatial Attention in Touch: Modality-Specific and Multimodal Mechanisms

  title={Sustained Spatial Attention in Touch: Modality-Specific and Multimodal Mechanisms},
  author={C. Sambo and B. Forster},
  journal={The Scientific World Journal},
  pages={199 - 213}
  • C. Sambo, B. Forster
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The Scientific World Journal
  • Sustained attention to a body location results in enhanced processing of tactile stimuli presented at that location compared to another unattended location. In this paper, we review studies investigating the neural correlates of sustained spatial attention in touch. These studies consistently show that activity within modality-specific somatosensory areas (SI and SII) is modulated by sustained tactile-spatial attention. Recent evidence suggests that these somatosensory areas may be recruited as… CONTINUE READING
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