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  • fMRI
  • In the present study, we used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to elucidate the cortical differences in the neural signal of touch representations during active, self-touch and passive touch from another, to both glabrous (palm) and hairy (arm) skin, where a soft brush was used as the stimulus. (frontiersin.org)
  • Perceptual
  • The Japanese language was selected, because it has a large number of SSWs that can represent a wide range of tactile perceptual spaces with fine resolution, and it shows strong associations between sound and touch. (frontiersin.org)
  • participants
  • The results, published in the journal eNeuro , showed that the healthy participants tended to rate both slow and fast touch as slightly more pleasurable when receiving naloxone. (fibromyalgianewstoday.com)
  • The neuroscientists achieved these new insights with the help of a clever experimental setup that involved a robot administering incognito touches: Study participants placed their forearm through a curtain where it was stroked by a controlled robot movement. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Here the participants thought they were touched by a person, but were in reality touched by the robot. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Interestingly, when the participants knew in advance that they would be stroked by a robot rather than by a person in the experiment, the music still had the same effect regarding sexiness of touch. (medicalxpress.com)
  • experiments
  • In one of their experiments that involved a human assistant they found that the sexiness of music is transferred to the touch experience. (medicalxpress.com)
  • effects
  • It could additionally demonstrate that the observed transfer effects from music to touch are based on very basal mechanisms-rather than by a person's imagination to be touched by a person of a certain sex or attractiveness who listens to the same music. (medicalxpress.com)
  • found
  • Less extensive activity was found for touch to the arm. (frontiersin.org)
  • It is hypothesized that attentional mechanisms play a role in the modulation of the touch signal in the right SI, accounting for the differences found between active and passive touch. (frontiersin.org)
  • object
  • Individuals can perceive the properties of an attached or grasped object by wielding it through muscular effort-an ability referred to as dynamic or effortful touch. (springer.com)
  • research
  • Carello C, Silva PL, Kinsella-Shaw JM, Turvey MT (2008) Muscle-based perception: theory, research and implications for rehabilitation. (springer.com)
  • brush
  • There were two active touch conditions, where the participant used the brush in their right hand to stroke either their left palm or arm. (frontiersin.org)
  • There were two similar passive, touch conditions where the experimenter used an identical brush to stroke the same palm and arm areas on the participant. (frontiersin.org)
  • ability
  • Accordingly, we anticipated that changes in hand temperature would alter the ability to detect patterns of tissue deformation and thus perception of the properties of wielded objects. (springer.com)
  • less
  • On the other hand, fibromyalgia patients did not report any change in pleasure after receiving naloxone but rated both fast and slow touch as less intense than patients receiving placebo. (fibromyalgianewstoday.com)
  • areas
  • Touch on the left palm elicited a large, significant, positive blood-oxygenation level dependence (BOLD) signal in right sensorimotor areas. (frontiersin.org)