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    Opposite size illusions for inverted faces and letters
    with Eamonn Walsh and Carolina Moreira
    Cognition 245 (C): 105733. 2024.
  •  107
    Political Theory with an Ethnographic Sensibility
    with Bernardo Zacka, Brooke Ackerly, Jakob Elster, Signy Gutnick Allen, Humeira Iqtidar, and Paul Sagar
    Contemporary Political Theory 20 (2): 385-418. 2021.
    Political theory is a field that finds nourishment in others. From economics, history, sociology, psychology, and political science, theorists have drawn a rich repertoire of schemas to parse the social world and make sense of it. With each of these encounters, new subjects are brought into focus as others recede into the background, ushering a change not only in how questions are tackled but also in what questions are thought worth asking.
  •  99
    Explicit and Implicit Own's Body and Space Perception in Painful Musculoskeletal Disorders and Rheumatic Diseases: A Systematic Scoping Review
    with Antonello Viceconti, Eleonora Maria Camerone, Deborah Luzzi, Debora Pentassuglia, Matteo Pardini, Diego Ristori, Giacomo Rossettini, Alberto Gallace, and Marco Testa
    Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 14. 2020.
  •  11
    Mind the Gap: The Effects of Temporal and Spatial Separation in Localization of Dual Touches on the Hand
    with Renata Sadibolova, Luigi Tamè, and Eamonn Walsh
    Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 12. 2018.
  •  76
    What is embodiment? A psychometric approach
    with Friederike Schüür, Marjolein P. M. Kammers, Manos Tsakiris, and Patrick Haggard
    Cognition 107 (3): 978-998. 2008.
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    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-…Read more
  •  5
    Tactile interactions in the path of tactile apparent motion
    with Souta Hidaka and Luigi Tamè
    Cognition 209 (C): 104569. 2021.
  •  25
    Emotion is perceived accurately from isolated body parts, especially hands
    with Ellen Blythe and Lúcia Garrido
    Cognition 230 (C): 105260. 2023.
  •  42
    The person in the mirror: Using the enfacement illusion to investigate the experiential structure of self-identification
    with Ana Tajadura-Jiménez, Rosie Coleman, and Manos Tsakiris
    Consciousness and Cognition 21 (4): 1725-1738. 2012.
    How do we acquire a mental representation of our own face? Recently, synchronous, but not asynchronous, interpersonal multisensory stimulation between one’s own and another person’s face has been used to evoke changes in self-identification. We investigated the conscious experience of these changes with principal component analyses that revealed that while the conscious experience during synchronous IMS focused on resemblance and similarity with the other’s face, during asynchronous IMS it focus…Read more
  • Vision of the body alters perceived finger numerosity
    with Luigi Tamè, Renata Sadibolova, and Beata Panek
    Patients with lesions of the left posterior parietal cortex commonly fail in identifying their fingers, a condition known as finger agnosia, yet are relatively unimpaired in skilled action. Several studies have shown that non-informative vision of the body enhances performance in numerous tactile tasks. However, it is unknown whether body structural representations are also affected by vision, given that finger agnosia is typically assessed while patients are blindfolded. Here, we investigated w…Read more
  •  2
    Hand posture alters perceived finger numerosity
    with Luigi Tamè and Elanah Dransfield
    Patients with lesions of the left posterior parietal cortex commonly fail in identifying their fingers, a condition known as finger agnosia, yet are relatively unimpaired in skilled action. Such dissociations have classically been taken as evidence that representation of body structure is distinct from sensorimotor representations, such as the body schema. Here, we investigated whether the representations of finger numerosity is modulated by the internal posture of the hand. We used the ‘in betw…Read more
  •  4
    Neural correlates of distorted body representations underlying tactile distance perception
    with Luigi Tamè, Raffaele Tucciarelli, Renata Sadibolova, and Martin I. Sereno
    Tactile distance perception is believed to require that immediate afferent signals be referenced to a stored representation of body size and shape (the body model). For this ability, recent studies have reported that the stored body representations involved are highly distorted, at least in the case of the hand, with the hand dorsum represented as wider and squatter than it actually is. Here, we aim to define the neural basis of this phenomenon. In a behavioural experiment participants estimated…Read more
  • Characterizing the population receptive fields of the hand dorsum and palm
    with Raffaele Tucciarelli, Elisa Infanti, and Luigi Tamè
    Introduction: In an fMRI study, we explored the population receptive eld (pRF; Dumoulin & Wandell, 2008) properties of the voxels in the dorsum and palm area of the primary somatosensory region (area 3b). Behavioural studies adopting tactile discrimination tasks suggested that these two skin surfaces are represented differently, with the dorsum representation being more distorted than the palm representation (Longo & Haggard, 2011). Longo and Haggard (2011) explained these results by suggesting …Read more
  • In vision, a target stimulus presented on aa apparent motion trajectory becomes undetectable. In the present study, we investigated whether this perceptual masking phenomenon also occurs in tactile perception. Three vibrotactile stimulators were placed along the hand-to-elbow axis on the medial side of the participant's left arm. When the vibrations were presented alternately from the upper and lower ends, an apparent motion was perceived (apparent motion condition). During the apparent motion p…Read more
  •  7
    It has been shown the existence of representational stages of touch that distinguish between body-regions more than body-sides with different interactions between homologous compared to non-homologous fingers of the two sides of the body. However, it is unknown whether such interactions are also present across different limbs that are morphologically similar such as hands and feet. Here, we investigated the effect of tactile double simultaneous stimulation (DSS) between the fingers and toes to e…Read more
  •  2
    Reconstruction of the neural representations of the tactile space
    with Luigi Tamè, Raffaele Tucciarelli, Renata Sadibolova, and Martin I. Sereno
    We examined the neural basis of tactile distance perception by analyzing activity patterns induced by tactile stimulation of nine points on a 3 x 3 square grid on the hand dorsum using functional magnetic resonance (fMRI). We used a searchlight approach within pre-defined regions of interests (ROIs) to compute the pairwise Euclidean distances between the activity patterns elicited by tactile stimulation. Then, we used multidimensional scaling (MDS) to reconstruct skin space at the neural level a…Read more
  •  16
    Size Constancy Mechanisms: Empirical Evidence from Touch
    with Luigi Tamè, Suzuki Limbu, Rebecca Harlow, and Mita Parikh
    Vision 6 (3). 2022.
    Several studies have shown the presence of large anisotropies for tactile distance perception across several parts of the body. The tactile distance between two touches on the dorsum of the hand is perceived as larger when they are oriented mediolaterally than proximodistally. This effect can be partially explained by the characteristics of primary somatosensory cortex representations. However, this phenomenon is significantly attenuated relative to differences in acuity and cortical magnificati…Read more
  • Routledge Handbook of body awareness (edited book)
    Routledge. 2022.
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    Reconstructing neural representations of tactile space
    with Luigi Tamè, Raffaele Tucciarelli, Renata Sadibolova, and Martin I. Sereno
    NeuroImage 229. 2021.
    Psychophysical experiments have demonstrated large and highly systematic perceptual distortions of tactile space. Such a space can be referred to our experience of the spatial organisation of objects, at representational level, through touch, in analogy with the familiar concept of visual space. We investigated the neural basis of tactile space by analysing activity patterns induced by tactile stimulation of nine points on a 3 × 3 square grid on the hand dorsum using functional magnetic resonanc…Read more
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    Borders sit at the center of global politics. Yet they are too often understood as thin lines, as they appear on maps, rather than as political institutions in their own right. This book takes a detailed look at the evolution of border security in the United States after 9/11. Far from the walls and fences that dominate the news, it reveals borders to be thick, multi-faceted and binational institutions that have evolved greatly in recent decades. The book contributes to debates within political …Read more
  •  25
    Shared contributions of the head and torso to spatial reference frames across spatial judgments
    with Sampath S. Rajapakse, Adrian J. T. Alsmith, and Elisa R. Ferrè
    Cognition 204 (C): 104349. 2020.
  •  16
    Mapping visual spatial prototypes: Multiple reference frames shape visual memory
    with Elena Azañón, Raffaele Tucciarelli, Metodi Siromahov, and Elena Amoruso
    Cognition 198 (C): 104199. 2020.
  •  21
    Eating and body image: Does food insecurity make us feel thinner?
    with Klaudia B. Ambroziak and Elena Azañón
    Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40. 2017.