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Cognitive influences on the affective representation of touch and the sight of touch in the human brain.

Abstract:

We show that the affective experience of touch and the sight of touch can be modulated by cognition, and investigate in an fMRI study where top-down cognitive modulations of bottom-up somatosensory and visual processing of touch and its affective value occur in the human brain. The cognitive modulation was produced by word labels, 'Rich moisturizing cream' or 'Basic cream', while cream was being applied to the forearm, or was seen being applied to a forearm. The subjective pleasantness and ri...

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10.1093/scan/nsn005

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
Social cognitive and affective neuroscience
Volume:
3
Issue:
2
Pages:
97-108
Publication date:
2008-06-05
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EISSN:
1749-5024
ISSN:
1749-5016
URN:
uuid:f9579358-a91c-476a-b114-3e43391ff8d6
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139393
Local pid:
pubs:139393

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