Into the looking glass: broadening models to explain the spectrum of sensory and affective vicarious experiences

Melita Joy Giummarra, Bernadette Fitzgibbon

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Ward and Bannisy?s proposed conceptual framework?Threshold Theory and Self-Other Theory ? for mirror touch synesthesia are welcomed as an explanation of mechanisms giving rise to innocuous vicarious phenomena. Herein we propose that these vicarious, or synesthetic, experiences should be considered along a spectrum of experiences, from innocuous through to noxious or threatening sensations. In particular, we would like to see these theories considered within a broader framework to explain the multitude of vicarious experiences that seem to share fundamental neurophysiological and trait characteristics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135 - 137
Number of pages3
JournalCognitive Neuroscience
Issue number2-3, 2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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