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Tool use induces complex and flexible plasticity of human body representations

Longo, Matthew R. and Serino, A. (2012) Tool use induces complex and flexible plasticity of human body representations. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 35 (4), pp. 229-230. ISSN 0140-525X.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X11001907

Abstract

Plasticity of body representation fundamentally underpins human tool use. Recent studies have demonstrated remarkably complex plasticity of body representation in humans, showing that such plasticity: (1) occurs flexibly across multiple time-scales, and (2) involves multiple body representations responding differently to tool use. Such findings reveal remarkable sophistication of body plasticity in humans, suggesting that Vaesen may overestimate the similarity of such mechanisms in humans and non-human primates.

Item Type: Article
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Matthew R Longo
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2011 11:34
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:33
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4383

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