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Somatosensory processing subserving perception and action: Dissociations, interactions, and integration

  • H. Chris Dijkerman (a1) and Edward H. F. de Haan (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 August 2007

The commentaries have raised important points regarding different aspects of our model. Some have queried the nature of the proposed dissociations, whereas others have requested and provided further details regarding aspects we had glossed over. Here we suggest that our approach to identify major processing streams based on the processing goal does not preclude interactions between them. We further specify details regarding body representations, haptic object recognition, and crossmodal processing, but are also aware that several features of the model require further filling in.

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