We have been awarded a pilot grant from the Delaware Center for Translational Research. We will use fMRI to examine somatosensory plasticity in individuals with brain damage due to stroke.
Simon Fischer-Baum (Rice) and I led a symposium on “Single-case cognitive neuropsychology in the 21st century” at the European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology in Bressanone, Italy. We had a great group of speakers, including Michael McCloskey (Johns Hopkins), Tim Shallice (SISSA), Danny Dilks (Emory) and Marina Laganaro (University of Geneva).
Our paper describing a peculiar case of crossmodal synchiria is now out in Neuropsychologia. In it, we describe a case study who report seeing visual stimuli on both sides when presented with a visual stimulus on the ipsilesional side. Interestingly, this deficit occurs primarily when a) the visual stimulus is brief (<250 msec) and b) when visual stimuli are presented on her hands (versus off her hands). It’s a very interesting case study – please read!
Our paper on embodiment and multisensory integration using the mirror box illusion is now out in Consciousness and Cognition. In it, we use the mirror box illusion to examine the relationship between measures of embodiment and multisensory integration.