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Luigi Tamè, PhD

Scientific Research

My Research interest concerns the various aspects of sensory perception and sensory-motor interaction. I use and combine psychophysics, neuroimaging (e.g., fMRI, MEG, EEG, TMS) techniques in order to define the behavioural and neural correlates of these phenomena. I am particularly interested in the sense of touch, its interactions with the other senses and the motor system, the way in which touch is represented and elaborated by our brain.

The main areas of my interest include:

Grants & Awards

Publications (25)

Manser-Smith K, Tamè L, Longo MR (in press). Tactile confusions of the fingers and toes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. [pdf]

Sadibolova R, Tamè L, Longo MR (in press). More than skin-deep: Integration of skin-based and musculo-skeletal reference frames in localisation of touch. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. [pdf]

Ambroziak KB, Tamè L, Longo MR (2018). Conceptual distortions of hand structure are robust to changes in stimulus information. Consciousness and Cognition,61:107-116.[pdf]

Holmes NP, Tamè L (2018). Multisensory perception: Magnetic disruption of attention in human parietal lobe. Current Biology, 28:R259-R261.[pdf]

Sadibolova R, Tamè L, Walsh E, Longo MR (2018). Mind the gap: The effects of temporal and spatial separation in localisation of dual touches on the hand. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12:55. [pdf]

Medina S, Tamè L, Longo MR (2018). Tactile localization biases are modulated by gaze direction. Experimental Brain Research, 236:31-42.[pdf]

Tamè L, Carr A, Longo MR (2017). Vision of the body improves inter-hemispheric integration of tactile-motor responses. Acta Psychologica, 175:21-27. [pdf]

Tamè L, Bumpus N, Linkenauger S, Longo MR (2017). Distorted body representations are robust to differences in experimental instructions. Attention Perception & Psychophysics, 79:1204-1216. [pdf]

Tamè L, Dransfield E, Quettier T, Longo MR (2017). Finger posture modulates structural body representations. Scientific Reports, 7:43019. [pdf]

Tamè L, Wühle A, Petri CD, Pavani F, Braun C (2017). Concurrent use of somatotopic and external reference frames in a tactile mislocalization task. Brain & Cognition, 111:25-33. [pdf]

Tamè L, Holmes NP (2016). Involvement of Human Primary Somatosensory Cortex in Vibrotactile Detection Depends on Task Demand. NeuroImage, 138:184-96. [pdf]

Tamè L, Braun C, Holmes NP, Farnè A, Pavani F (2016). Bilateral representations of touch in the primary somatosensory cortex. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 33(1-2):48-66. [pdf]

Azañón E, Tamè L, Maravita A, Linkenauger SA, Ferrè ER, Tajadura-Jiménez A, Longo MR (2016). Multimodal contributions to body representation. Multisensory Research, 29:635-661. [pdf]

Longo MR, Sadibolova R, Tamè L (2016). Embodying prostheses – how to let the body welcome assistive devices. Physics of Life Reviews, 16:184-185. [pdf]

Tamè L, Longo MR (2015). Inter-hemispheric integration of tactile-motor responses across body parts. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 15;9:345. [pdf]

Tamè L, Pavani F, Braun C, Salemme R, Farnè A, Reilly KT (2015). Somatotopy and temporal dynamics of sensorimotor interactions: evidence from double afferent inhibition. European Journal of Neuroscience, 41(11):1459-65. [pdf]

Tamè L, Pavani F, Papadelis C, Farnè A, Braun C (2015). Early integration of bilateral touch in the primary somatosensory cortex. Human Brain Mapping,36(4):1506-23. [pdf]

Rusconi E, Tamè L, Furlan M, Haggard P, Demarchi G, Adriani M, Ferrari P, Braun C, Schwarzbach J (2014). Neural correlates of finger gnosis. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(27):9012-23. [pdf]

Tamè L, Moles A, Holmes NP (2014). Within, but not between hands interactions in vibrotactile detection thresholds reflect somatosensory receptive field organization. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:174. [pdf]

Tamè L, Farnè A, Pavani F (2013). Vision of the body and differentiation of perceived body side in touch. Cortex, 49(5):1340-51. [pdf]

Tamè L, Braun C, Lingnau A, Schwarzbach J, Demarchi G, Li Hegner Y, Farnè A, Pavani F (2012). The contribution of primary and secondary somatosensory cortices to the representation of body parts and body sides: an fMRI adaptation study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(12):2306-2320. [pdf]

Kanayama N, Tamè L, Ohira H, Pavani F (2012). Top-down influence on visuotactile interaction modulates neural oscillatory responses. NeuroImage, 59(4):3406-3417. [pdf]

Tamè L, Farnè A, Pavani F (2011). Spatial coding of touch at the fingers: Insights from double simultaneous stimulation within and between hands. Neuroscience Letters, 487:78-82. [pdf]

Galfano G, Mazza V, Tamè L, Umiltà C, Turatto M (2008). Change detection evokes a Simon-like effect. Acta Psychologica, 127:186-196. [pdf]

Turatto M, Valsecchi M, Tamè L, Betta E (2007). Microsaccades distinguish between global and local visual processing. Neuroreport, 18:1015-1018. [pdf]

Current Collaborators



Email: luigi.tame@gmail.com