The role of the right temporoparietal junction in the elicitation of vicarious experiences and detection accuracy while observing pain and touch

@article{Vandenbroucke2015TheRO,
  title={The role of the right temporoparietal junction in the elicitation of vicarious experiences and detection accuracy while observing pain and touch},
  author={Sophie Vandenbroucke and Lara Bardi and Claus Lamm and Liesbet Goubert},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={234},
  pages={1019-1032}
}
This study investigated the effects of observing pain and touch in others upon vicarious somatosensory experiences and the detection of subtle somatosensory stimuli. Furthermore, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) was used to assess the role of the right temporoparietal junction (rTPJ), as this brain region has been suggested to be involved in perspective taking and self–other distinction. Undergraduates (N = 22) viewed videos depicting hands being touched, hands being pricked, and… CONTINUE READING
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