Disordered Perception of Simultaneous Stimulation of Face and Hand: A Review and Theory

  • Max Pollack
  • Max Fink


Since its reintroduction by Morris B. Bender during World War II, the method of double simultaneous stimulation has attracted wide attention in neurology and psychiatry. This paper is concerned with one facet of the many studies in this area, namely, the perception of simultaneous tactile stimulation of the face and hand—the face-hand test. In a series of studies, Bender and his associates Fink, Green, and Jaffe [1–11] have shown this task to have clinical value as a measure of cerebral function, with applications in studies of brain damage, mental age, and altered states of consciousness.


Body Image Simultaneous Stimulation Figure Drawing Extrapersonal Space Hand Stimulus 
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