Somatosensory saltation is an illusion robustly generated using short tactile stimuli [1,2]. There is a perceived displacement of a first stimulus if followed by a subsequent nearby stimulus with a short stimulus onset asynchrony (SOA). Experimental reports suggest that this illusion results from spatiotemporal integration in early processing stages, but the exact neural mechanism is unknown. The neuronal mechanism involved is probably quite generic as similar phenomena occur in other modalities, audition for example .
- neural network model
Meijer, H. G. E., Trojan, J., Kleinböhl, D., Hölzl, R., & Buitenweg, J. R. (2009). A dynamic neural model of localization of brief successive stimuli in saltation. BMC neuroscience, 10(Suppl 1), P350. [10.1186/1471-2202-10-S1-P350]. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2202-10-S1-P350