Behavioral Neuroscience | Sensory Systems | Motor Systems | Neuroimaging
Mirror system involved in tactile stimuli
Erick H Pasaye, Sarael Alcauter, Roberto E Mercadillo, Clemens CC Bauer, Jorge Paz, Jesus Taboada, Fernando A Barrios*
*Corresponding author: Fernando A Barrios
Instituto de Neurobiología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Querétaro, Mexico
F1000Posters 2012, 3: 820 (poster) [English]
Poster [16.89 MB]
18th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) 2012, 10 - 14 Jun 2012, 1040
Experiments have shown that the mirror neuron system may be involved in the perception of a tactile stimulus. However, the role of the mirror system in the somatosensory system is not well described. The neural motor system is an important object of study to better understand the mirror system, but to perform a motor process it is necessary to have sensorial movement feedback, or a proprioception component which has interaction with the mirror system.
When trying to imitate a movement, observing it is not enough; it is imperative to remember “how to” move the limb, and it is necessary to execute a process that factors in the proprioceptive space and time, as well as “how much” motion is needed in the limb to reach a precise level of reproduction of the action being observed. We hypothesize that activation of the mirror neurons is required to reinforce the own body representation to use the functions in the body schema.
Study tactile stimulus in specific neurological disorders related to brain regions that result in modified tactile responses compared with control subjects.
No relevant competing interests disclosed.
UNAM DGAPA-PAPIIT, IN105709
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