Crossmodal and sensorimotor integration in tactile awareness.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We investigated tactile awareness in three patients with tactile extinction of stimuli located on contralesional somatotopic space. Contralesional tactile awareness was enhanced when they gazed to the left and when they moved their limbs. We suggest that personal somatotopic and peripersonal space are integrated by polymodal and sensorimotor links, which allow us to be aware of and act effectively on stimuli in space.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vaishnavi, S; Calhoun, J; Chatterjee, A

Published Date

  • October 22, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1596 - 1598

PubMed ID

  • 10534278

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3878

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/wnl.53.7.1596


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States