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Ward and Banissy's illuminating discussion of mirror-touch synesthesia (MTS) encourages research testing two alternatives to Threshold Theory: Their own Self-Other Theory, and "Task Control Theory". MTS may be due to abnormal mirror activity plus a domain-general, rather than a specifically social, impairment in the ability to privilege processing of task-relevant over task-irrelevant information.

Original publication

DOI

10.1080/17588928.2015.1057485

Type

Journal article

Journal

Cogn Neurosci

Publication Date

2015

Volume

6

Pages

141 - 142

Keywords

Humans, Illusions, Perceptual Disorders, Touch Perception