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Touch used to guide action is partially coded in a visual reference frame.

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The perceived location of touch on the skin is affected by the position of the eyes in the head, suggesting that it is at least partially coded in a visual reference frame. This observation was made by comparing the perceived location of a touch to a visual reference. Here, we ask whether the location of a touch is coded differently when it guides an action. We tested the perceived position of four touches on the arm (approximately 5 cm apart) while participants adopted one of four eccentric ...

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10.1007/s00221-010-2252-0

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Experimental brain research
Volume:
203
Issue:
3
Pages:
615-620
Publication date:
2010-06-05
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EISSN:
1432-1106
ISSN:
0014-4819
URN:
uuid:36243d92-e55e-41b6-b3b0-83dcf0774a59
Source identifiers:
244124
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pubs:244124

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