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    Multimodal contributions to body representation

    Azanon Gracia, Elena and Tame, Luigi and Maravita, A. and Linkenauger, S.A. and Ferre, E. and Tajadura-Jimenez, A. and Longo, Matthew (2016) Multimodal contributions to body representation. Multisensory Research 29 (6), pp. 635-661. ISSN 2213-4794.

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    Abstract

    Our body is a unique entity by which we interact with the external world. Consequently, the way we represent our body has profound implications in the way we process and locate sensations and in turn perform appropriate actions. The body can be the subject, but also the object of our experience, providing information from sensations on the body surface and viscera, but also knowledge of the body as a physical object. However, the extent to which different senses contribute to constructing the rich and unified body representations we all experience remains unclear. In this review, we aim to bring together recent research showing important roles for several different sensory modalities in constructing body representations. At the same time, we hope to generate new ideas of how and at which level the senses contribute to generate the different levels of body representations and how they interact. We will present an overview of some of the most recent neuropsychological evidence about multisensory control of pain, and the way that visual, auditory, vestibular and tactile systems contribute to the creation of coherent representations of the body. We will focus particularly on some of the topics discussed in the symposium on Multimodal Contributions to Body Representation held on the 15th International Multisensory Research Forum (2015, Pisa, Italy).

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): MULTISENSORY INTEGRATION, BODY REPRESENTATIONS, VISION, TOUCH, AUDITION, PAIN, VESTIBULAR SYSTEM
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centre: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Matthew Longo
    Date Deposited: 23 May 2016 14:31
    Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 11:52
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14474

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