Two forms of touch perception in the human brain

  title={Two forms of touch perception in the human brain},
  author={Grazia Spitoni and Gaspare Galati and G. Antonucci and Patrick Haggard and Luigi Pizzamiglio},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
We compared the judgment of distance between two simultaneous tactile stimuli applied to different body parts, with judgment of intensity of skin contact of the very same stimulation. Results on normal subjects showed that both tasks bilaterally activate parietal and frontal areas. However, the evaluation of distances on the body surface selectively activated the angular gyrus and the temporo-parieto-occipital junction in the right hemisphere. The different involvement of the brain areas in the… CONTINUE READING