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Redundant target effect and intersensory facilitation from visual-tactile interactions in simple reaction time.  (2002)

Authors:
FORSTER B.; CAVINA-PRATESI C.; AGLIOTI S.M.; BERLUCCHI G.
Title:
Redundant target effect and intersensory facilitation from visual-tactile interactions in simple reaction time.
Year:
2002
Type of item:
Articolo in Rivista
Tipologia ANVUR:
Articolo su rivista
Nations of authors:
GERMANIA; ITALIA
Language:
Inglese
Format:
A Stampa
Referee:
Name of journal:
Experimental Brain Research
ISSN of journal:
0014-4819
N° Volume:
143
Number or Folder:
4
:
+
Page numbers:
480-487
Code PMID:
11914794
Keyword:
Redundant target effect, Intersensory facilitation, Reaction time, Crossmodal integration, Human
Short description of contents:
In a simple reaction time (RT) task, normal observers responded faster to simultaneous visual and tactile stimuli than to single visual or tactile stimuli. RT to simultaneous visual and tactile stimuli was also faster than RT to simultaneous dual visual or tactile stimuli. The advantage for RT to combined visual-tactile stimuli over RT to the other types of stimulation could be accounted for by intersensory neural facilitation rather than by probability summation. The direction of gaze (and presumably of visual attention) to space regions near to or far from the site of tactile stimulation had no effect on tactile RT. However, RT to single or dual tactile stimuli was fastest when observers could see the sites of tactile stimulation on their hands both directly and through a mirror at the same time. All these effects can be ascribed to the convergence of tactile and visual inputs onto neural centers which contain flexible multimodal representations of body parts.
Web page:
doi:10.1007/s00221-002-1017-9
Product ID:
421
Handle IRIS:
11562/301033
Deposited On:
July 25, 2007
Last Modified:
November 2, 2016
Bibliographic citation:
FORSTER B.; CAVINA-PRATESI C.; AGLIOTI S.M.; BERLUCCHI G., Redundant target effect and intersensory facilitation from visual-tactile interactions in simple reaction time. «Experimental Brain Research» , vol. 143 , n. 42002pp. 480-487

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