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Prevalence, characteristics and a neurocognitive model of mirror-touch synaesthesia.

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In so-called 'mirror-touch synaesthesia', observing touch to another person induces a subjective tactile sensation on the synaesthete's own body. It has been suggested that this type of synaesthesia depends on increased activity in neural systems activated when observing touch to others. Here we report the first study on the prevalence of this variant of synaesthesia. Our findings indicate that this type of synaesthesia is just as common, if not more common than some of the more frequently st...

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Publisher copy:
10.1007/s00221-009-1810-9
Journal:
Experimental brain research More from this journal
Volume:
198
Issue:
2-3
Pages:
261-272
Publication date:
2009-09-01
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EISSN:
1432-1106
ISSN:
0014-4819
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:244613
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uuid:f716ce47-5575-4c57-b6ca-cc3e1ce80a75
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pubs:244613
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244613
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2012-12-19

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