Touch activates human auditory cortex

@article{Schrmann2006TouchAH,
  title={Touch activates human auditory cortex},
  author={Martin Sch{\"u}rmann and Gina Caetano and Yevhen Hlushchuk and Veikko Jousm{\"a}ki and Riitta Hari},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2006},
  volume={30},
  pages={1325-1331}
}
Vibrotactile stimuli can facilitate hearing, both in hearing-impaired and in normally hearing people. Accordingly, the sounds of hands exploring a surface contribute to the explorer's haptic percepts. As a possible brain basis of such phenomena, functional brain imaging has identified activations specific to audiotactile interaction in secondary somatosensory cortex, auditory belt area, and posterior parietal cortex, depending on the quality and relative salience of the stimuli. We studied 13… Expand
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