Vision enhances selective attention to body-related information

@article{Gillmeister2010VisionES,
  title={Vision enhances selective attention to body-related information},
  author={Helge Gillmeister and Bettina Forster},
  journal={Neuroscience Letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={483},
  pages={184-188}
}
Viewing ones' own hands while directing attention to one of the hands leads to earlier attentional modulations of somatosensory processing than when hands are not visible. This effect of vision on tactile-spatial selection could be explained by vision providing additional information about the location of the hands in external space. The present study investigated whether vision of the hands also affected tactile-attentional mechanisms when the relative locations of the hands were irrelevant… CONTINUE READING