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Dissecting neural circuits for multisensory integration and crossmodal processing

Jeffrey M. Yau, Gregory C. DeAngelis, Dora E. Angelaki
2015 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences  
Our multisensory experience of the world depends on the brain's remarkable ability to combine signals across sensory systems.  ...  One contribution of 15 to a theme issue 'Controlling brain activity to alter perception, behaviour and society'.  ...  Visual and vestibular cues combine near-optimally to inform our perception of heading, which is the direction of translational self-motion [116] .  ... 
doi:10.1098/rstb.2014.0203 pmid:26240418 pmcid:PMC4528815 fatcat:llo3rdqxczcpxoverw5msgyiyi

The Role of Cortical Modularity in Tactile Information Processing: An Approach to Measuring Information Processing Deficits in Autism [chapter]

Eric Francisco, Oleg Favorov, Mark Tommerdahl
2013 Recent Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Volume II  
rather than in their own, they offer a mechanism by which a minicolumn can inhibit its immediate neighbors.  ...  This determination of modularity is derived from a self-organizing process that takes place via dynamic interactions between minicolumns and columns in the cortex both during and after development.  ... 
doi:10.5772/54801 fatcat:qg2yjmffyrathbotvj3z53jgue

Visuotactile apparent motion

2008 Perception & Psychophysics  
., Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3 Canada (e-mail:  ...  more convincing percept of apparent motion would depend on the stimulus combination.  ...  systems, in which spatially separate stimuli are also separated on the receptor organ.  ... 
doi:10.3758/pp.70.5.807 pmid:18613629 fatcat:hed5eje4ovamtkxaa3eg7hu2q4

Keeping in Touch with Mental Health: The Orienting Reflex and Behavioral Outcomes from Calatonia

Anita Ribeiro Blanchard, William Edgar Comfort
2020 Brain Sciences  
This article describes a well-defined protocol of touch therapy in the context of psychotherapy—the Calatonia technique—which engages the orienting reflex.  ...  Physical and psychological therapy based on touch has been gradually integrated into broader mental health settings in the past two decades, evolving from a variety of psychodynamic, neurobiological and  ...  Excluding the tenth point (the head), the first nine points of tactile contact are bilateral (the same tactile stimulus is simultaneously held on each side of the body).  ... 
doi:10.3390/brainsci10030182 pmid:32235727 fatcat:nzp5ckbicndnxkr5qpqlqbmtfa

Selective Attention Gates the Interactive Crossmodal Coupling between Perceptual Systems

Silvia Convento, Md. Shoaibur Rahman, Jeffrey M. Yau
2018 Current Biology  
Convento et al. show that transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) targeting somatosensory cortex selectively impairs auditory perception depending on modality-and feature-based attention.  ...  dependence on task demands [51] .  ...  On each trial, subjects experienced 1 auditory stimulus and 1 tactile stimulus sequentially (duration: 300msec, inter-stimulus interval: 500msec, stimulus frequency: 200Hz) and reported which stimulus  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.01.021 pmid:29456139 pmcid:PMC5840009 fatcat:dvsqprv3i5fsta2krumerjx5ni

Vectorial versus configural encoding of body space [chapter]

Jacques Paillard
2005 Advances in Consciousness Research  
In interdisciplinary workshop like this, each of us, depending on his own background and experiences, is necessarily coming with his biased point of view.  ...  The way in which space relationships are represented in the brain and intervene to organize our vision of a stable world in which we move our private body space has been the topic of lasting philosophical  ...  Indeed organism may be defined as "living entity with interrelated parts, dependant of each other and which work together to preserve and maintain their coexistence".  ... 
doi:10.1075/aicr.62.07pai fatcat:bhn43fg4jfgi3cndqzo6b73pbi

Theories of pain, up to Descartes and after neuromatrix: what role do they have to develop future paradigms?

I. Burmistr
2018 Медицина болю  
There was elaborated the hypothesis about the neuromatrix theory and impact of human microbiota on pain perception or other comorbidities with psychological and pain component.  ...  There is discussed the character of past pain theories and its influence on elaboration of the new ones.  ...  XIX, it was thought that the senses depend on the transport of some substance out of the brain or heart. Century.  ... 
doi:10.31636/pmjua.v3i1.81 fatcat:xcpzgp7u2rhwbfpo5z7w2dudtq

Individual Alpha Frequency Predicts Perceived Visuotactile Simultaneity

Daniele Migliorati, Filippo Zappasodi, Mauro Gianni Perrucci, Brunella Donno, Georg Northoff, Vincenzo Romei, Marcello Costantini
2019 Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience  
We propose that the length of an alpha cycle constrains the temporal resolution within which perceptual processes take place.  ...  Furthermore, we found that higher prestimulus alpha power measured over the same left parietal regions accounted for more veridical responses of nonsimultaneity, which may be explained either by accuracy  ...  Negative SOAs indicate a trial in which the visual stimulus was presented first, whereas positive SOAs indicate a trial in which the tactile stimulus was presented first.  ... 
doi:10.1162/jocn_a_01464 pmid:31479346 fatcat:yrrmvsikincxlpzrayor725na4

Embodied simulation: From neurons to phenomenal experience

Vittorio Gallese
2005 Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences  
A common functional mechanism is at the basis of both body awareness and basic forms of social understanding: embodied simulation.  ...  Neuroscientific research also shows that there are neural mechanisms mediating between the multi-level personal experience we entertain of our lived body, and the implicit certainties we simultaneously  ...  Acknowledgments A preliminary version of this paper has been presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Central Division, held in Chicago on April 23-25 2004.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11097-005-4737-z fatcat:qvfhmvcbivarnmxxslcldopyme

Selective attention gates the interactive crossmodal coupling between perceptual systems [article]

Silvia Convento, Md. Shoaibur Rahman, Jeffrey M. Yau
2017 bioRxiv   pre-print
Acute manipulation of S1 activity using TMS impairs auditory frequency perception when subjects simultaneously attend to auditory and tactile frequency, but not when attention is directed to audition alone  ...  couples to cortical systems that support auditory perception.  ...  dependence on task demands [53] .  ... 
doi:10.1101/207548 fatcat:osuwtepezfdk3fzwx7gbmjeq5m

Reduced C-afferent fibre density affects perceived pleasantness and empathy for touch

India Morrison, Line S. Löken, Jan Minde, Johan Wessberg, Irene Perini, Inger Nennesmo, Håkan Olausson
2011 Brain  
Hence, perception of the hedonic aspect of dynamic touch likely depends on C-tactile afferent density.  ...  Further, patients' blood-oxygen-level-dependent responses in posterior insular cortex-a target for C afferents-were not modulated by stimulation optimal for activating C-tactile afferents.  ...  Self-related and other related evaluations may follow different, relatively independent norms, depending on experience and context.  ... 
doi:10.1093/brain/awr011 pmid:21378097 fatcat:4ahfipdkxzd5lompnurjhmh544

Congenital deafness is associated with specific somatosensory deficits in adolescents

Rabih Moshourab, Valérie Bégay, Christiane Wetzel, Jan Walcher, Steven Middleton, Manfred Gross, Gary R. Lewin
2017 Scientific Reports  
Hearing and touch represent two distinct sensory systems that both rely on the transformation of mechanical force into electrical signals.  ...  These sensory changes were not accompanied by any major change in measures of pain perception.  ...  We thank the schools (Margaretha-von-Witzleben, Rosa-Luxemburg, and Robert-Havemann School) for their participation and organization and assistance in providing space and time-plan to carry out these studies  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41598-017-04074-0 pmid:28652589 pmcid:PMC5484691 fatcat:x2ooikwirzeb3bftoamaplzf7i

Modulation of somatosensory processing by action

Sukhwinder S. Shergill, Thomas P. White, Daniel W. Joyce, Paul M. Bays, Daniel M. Wolpert, Chris D. Frith
2013 NeuroImage  
Here we report a functional magnetic resonance imaging study in which the effects on sensation of varying the occurrence, timing and force of movements were measured.  ...  We observed that tactile-related activity in a region of secondary somatosensory cortex is reduced when sensation is associated with movement and further that this reduction is maximal when movement and  ...  The factors were 1) the presence or absence of self-generated movement, that is the right finger tap on the upper sensor (M -0/1); 2) the presence or absence of a tactile stimulus was delivered to the  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.12.043 pmid:23277112 pmcid:PMC4157453 fatcat:kydpbzs5hvha3oe2dy3lhuzffe

Human Somatosensory Processing and Artificial Somatosensation

Luyao Wang, Lihua Ma, Jiajia Yang, Jinglong Wu
2021 Cyborg and Bionic Systems  
Finally, we present prospective research directions for human haptic perception, which could guide the development of artificial somatosensory systems.  ...  In the past few years, we have gained a better understanding of the information processing mechanism in the human brain, which has led to advances in artificial intelligence and humanoid robots.  ...  Self-Organizing Feature Map on the Artificial Skin.  ... 
doi:10.34133/2021/9843259 fatcat:ygvxjfxqbjcpfpssajed2ed5vi

The development of infant intersensory perception: Advantages of a comparative convergent-operations approach

Robert Lickliter, Lorraine E. Bahrick
2000 Psychological bulletin  
Buffon, Historie Naturelle Most objects and events in the world provide multimodal stimulation and evoke a diversity of visual, auditory, tactile, and olfactory impressions simultaneously.  ...  Examples of how human and animal research programs can cross-fertilize one another in their attempts to understand developmental processes underlying intersensory perception are considered.  ...  Perception cannot be meaningfully separated from the self that perceives.  ... 
doi:10.1037/0033-2909.126.2.260 pmid:10748643 fatcat:26hc6aypuffxpfor7qfbwnvzfa
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