Konstantina Kilteni, Ph.D. | Somatosensory processing during action

MindBrainBody Lecture

  • Datum: 18.10.2021
  • Uhrzeit: 11:00 - 12:00
  • Vortragende(r): Konstantina Kilteni, Ph.D.
  • Karolinska Institutet | Stockholm
  • Raum: Zoom Meeting
  • Gastgeber: Abteilung Neurologie
The brain forms predictions about the sensory consequences of our own actions before they are executed. These predictions can be used to reduce the perceived intensity of self-generated touch and this somatosensory attenuation phenomenon is believed to be the reason why we cannot tickle ourselves. In my talk, I will discuss recent findings about the role of movement in somatosensory attenuation as well as its neural correlates. I will then present a new study contrasting somatosensory attenuation with another classic phenomenon in motor control called tactile suppression, and I will argue that these are distinct perceptual phenomena.
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