Sensory Systems | Cognitive Neuroscience | Neuroimaging
Sustained attention in absence of external stimuli evokes somesthetic activity I the primary somatosensory cortex: a functional MRI study
CCC Bauer*, JL Diaz, EH Pasaye, PG Vazquez, L Concha, FA Barrios
*Corresponding author: CCC Bauer
Instituto de Neurobiología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Querétaro, Mexico
F1000Posters 2012, 3: 600 (poster) [English]
Poster [20.21 MB]
18th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) 2012, 10 - 14 Jun 2012, 424
Very few studies have examined covert attention in the absence of external somatosensory stimuli to produce top-down activations.
Top-down processes associated with sustained attention focused on different body parts induce cortex activation even in the absence of external stimulation. The brain areas associated have a left hemisphere tendency.
Further studies to differentiate between brain hemisphere dominance and a larger group sample are needed to sustain this idea.
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