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Approaching threatening stimuli cause an expansion of defensive peripersonal space

Bufacchi, RJ; (2017) Approaching threatening stimuli cause an expansion of defensive peripersonal space. Journal of Neurophysiology , 118 (4) pp. 1927-1930. 10.1152/jn.00316.2017. Green open access

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Abstract

When sudden environmental stimuli signaling threat occur in the portion of space surrounding the body (defensive peripersonal space), defensive responses are enhanced. Recently Bisio et al. (Bisio A, Garbarini F, Biggio M, Fossataro C, Ruggeri P, Bove M. J Neurosci 37: 2415–2424, 2017) showed that a marker of defensive peripersonal space, the defensive hand-blink reflex, is modulated by the motion of the eliciting threatening stimulus. These results can be parsimoniously explained by the continuous monitoring of environmental threats, resulting in an expansion of defensive peripersonal space when threatening stimuli approach.

Type: Article
Title: Approaching threatening stimuli cause an expansion of defensive peripersonal space
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1152/jn.00316.2017
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00316.2017
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: defense, blink reflex, peripersonal space, movement
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Neuro, Physiology and Pharmacology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10044989
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