Tickling Expectations: Neural Processing in Anticipation of a Sensory Stimulus

@article{Carlsson2000TicklingEN,
  title={Tickling Expectations: Neural Processing in Anticipation of a Sensory Stimulus},
  author={K. Carlsson and P. Petrovic and S. Skare and K. Petersson and M. Ingvar},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2000},
  volume={12},
  pages={691-703}
}
Predictions of the near future can optimize the accuracy and speed of sensory processing as well as of behavioral responses. Previous experience and contextual cues are essential elements in the generation of a subjective prediction. Using a blocked fMRI paradigm, we investigated the pattern of neural activation in anticipation of a sensory stimulus and during the processing of the somatosensory stimulus itself. Tickling was chosen as the somatosensory stimulus rather than simple touch in order… Expand
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