A hemispheric asymmetry in somatosensory processing

Giuseppe Vallar

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The model presented in the target article includes feature processing and higher representations. I argue, based on neuropsychological evidence, that spatial representations are also involved in perceptual awareness of somatosensory events. Second, there is an asymmetry, with a right-hemisphere-based bilateral representation of the body. Third, the specific aspect of bodily awareness concerning motor function monitoring involves a network that includes the premotor cortex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-224
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology


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