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Touch and feel? Using the rubber hand paradigm to investigate self-touch enhancement in right-hemisphere stroke patients

White, Rebekah; Aimola Davies, Anne; Kischka, Udo; Davies, Martin

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Following stroke, a patient may fail to report touch administered by another person but claim that she feels touch when it is self-administered. We investigated three explanations for self-touch enhancement: (1) proprioceptive information from the administering hand, (2) attentional modulation, and (3) temporal expectation. Tactile sensation was assessed with vision precluded, and with the affected hand positioned in the left and right hemispace. In four of six experiments, the somatic rubber...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/22073
Source: Neuropsychologia
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2009.08.006

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