Interoception’ (Fragment)

Dieter Vaitl* Clinical and Physiological Psychology, University of Giessen, Otto-Behaghel-Strasse 10, D-35394 Giessen, Germany Abstract During the last two decades, research on interoception has experienced a surprising renaissance. New experimental approaches and methods have revealed much about the processing of afferent signals from the inner organs of the body, and have allowed more accurate descriptions…

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The body in the brain revisited (Fragment)

Giovanni Berlucchi Æ Salvatore M. Aglioti Abstract Corporeal awareness is a difficult concept which refers to perception, knowledge and evaluation of one’s own body as well as of other bodies. We discuss here some controversies regarding the significance of the concepts of body schema and body image, as variously entertained by different authors, for the…

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SOMATOSENSORY RECEPTORS AND THEIR CNS CONNECTIONS

Bruce Lynn Department of Physiology. University College London. London. WC I. England INTRODUCTION This review deals with recent findings concerning the properties of receptor units in the somatosensory system and the connections of their afferents in the central nervous system. Frequent references are made to articles in the recently published Volume II of the Handbook…

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