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dc.contributor.authorHach, Sylvia
dc.contributor.authorSchuetz-Bosbach, Simone
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-30T02:21:30Z
dc.date.available2015-09-30T02:21:30Z
dc.date.issued2014-02-19
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/3050
dc.description.abstractBeside language, space is to date the most widely recognized lateralized systems. For example, it has been shown that even mental representations of space and the spatial representation of abstract concepts display lateralized characteristics. For the most part, this body of literature describes space as distal or something outside of the observer or actor. What has been strangely absent in the literature on the whole and specifically in the spatial literature until recently is the most proximal space imaginable – the body. In this review, we will summarize three strands of literature showing laterality in body representations. First, evidence of hemispheric asymmetries in body space in health and, second in body space in disease will be examined. Third, studies pointing to differential contributions of the right and left hemisphere to illusory body (space) will be summarized. Together these studies show hemispheric asymmetries to be evident in body representations at the level of simple somatosensory and proprioceptive representations. We propose a novel working hypothesis, whereby neural systems dedicated to processing action-oriented information about one’s own body space may ontogenetically serve as a template for the perception of the external worlden_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.memorylab.org/Files/2014_Hach_Frontpsych.pdfen_NZ
dc.subjectleft–right handednessen_NZ
dc.subjectlateralizationen_NZ
dc.subjectpersonal spaceen_NZ
dc.subjectbody representationen_NZ
dc.subjectsomatosensationen_NZ
dc.titleIn (or outside of) your neck of the woods: laterality in spatial body representationen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doidoi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00123en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performanceen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationHach, S., and Schuetz-Bosbach, S. (2014). In (or outside of) your neck of the woods: laterality in spatial body representation. Frontiers in Psychology, 19/5, pp.123-134. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00123en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institutionMax-Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germanyen_NZ
unitec.publication.spage123en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage134en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume19 (5)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleFrontiers in Psychologyen_NZ
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms56490en_NZ


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