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Ceko M, Seminowicz DA, Bushnell MC & Olausson HW (2013). Anatomical and functional elements of the insula after loss of large primary somatosensory fibres. Cereb Cortex, 23(9):2017-24.

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Leknes S, Wessberg J, Ellingsen DM, Chelnokova O, Olausson H, Laeng B. (2013). Oxytocin enhances pupil dilation and sensitivity to 'hidden' emotional expressions. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci, 8(7):741-9.

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Björnsdotter M, Rylander K, Wessberg J (2011). A Monte Carlo method for locally multivariate brain mapping. Neuroimage, 56(2):508-16.

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Morrison I, Löken LS, Minde J, Wessberg J, Perini I, Nennesmo I, Olausson H (2011). Reduced C-afferent fibre density affects perceived pleasantness and empathy for touch. Brain, 134(Pt 4):1116-26. 

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Oddo CM, Beccai L, Wessberg J, Wasling HB, Mattioli F, Carrozza MC (2011). Roughness encoding in human and biomimetic artificial touch: spatiotemporal frequency modulation and structural anisotropy of fingerprints.Sensors, 11(6):5596-615.


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Björnsdotter M, Rylander K, Wessberg J. (2010). A Monte Carlo method for locally multivariate brain mapping. Neuroimage, 56(2):508-16.

Caetano G, Olausson H, Cole J, Jousmäki V, Hari R (2010). Cortical responses to Aδ-fiber stimulation: magnetoencephalographic recordings in a subject lacking large myelinated afferents. Cereb Cortex, 20(8):1898-903.

Löken LS, Lundblad LC, Elam M, Olausson HW (2010). Tactile direction discrimination and vibration detection in diabetic neuropathy. Acta Neurol Scand., 121(5):302-8.

Lundblad LC, Olausson HW, Malmeström C, Wasling HB (2010).Processing in prefrontal cortex underlies tactile direction discrimination: An fMRI study of a patient with a traumatic spinal cord lesion. Neurosci Lett., 483(3):197-200.

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Morrison I, Löken LS, Olausson H (2010). The skin as a social organ. Exp Brain Res, 204(3):305-14.

Perfiliev S, Isa T, Johnels B, Steg G, Wessberg J (2010). Reflexive limb selection and control of reach direction to moving targets in cats, monkeys, and humans. J Neurophysiol, 104(5):2423-32.


Björnsdotter M, Löken L, Olausson H, Vallbo A, Wessberg J (2009). Somatotopic organization of gentle touch processing in the posterior insular cortex. J Neurosci, 29(29):9314-20.

Löken LS, Wessberg J, Morrison I, McGlone F, Olausson H (2009).Coding of pleasant touch by unmyelinated afferents in humans. Nat Neurosci, 12(5):547-8.


Backlund Wasling H, Lundblad L, Löken L, Wessberg J, Wiklund K, Norrsell U, Olausson H (2008). Cortical processing of lateral skin stretch stimulation in humans. Exp Brain Res, 190(2):117-24.

Olausson H, Cole J, Rylander K, McGlone F, Lamarre Y, Wallin BG, Krämer H, Wessberg J, Elam M, Bushnell MC, Vallbo A (2008). Functional role of unmyelinated tactile afferents in human hairy skin: sympathetic response and perceptual localization. Exp Brain Res, 184(1):135-40.

Olausson HW, Cole J, Vallbo A, McGlone F, Elam M, Krämer HH, Rylander K, Wessberg J, Bushnell MC (2008). Unmyelinated tactile afferents have opposite effects on insular and somatosensory cortical processing. Neurosci Lett, 436(2):128-32.


Aberg MC, Wessberg J. (2007). Evolutionary optimization of classifiers and features for single-trial EEG discrimination. Biomed Eng Online, 6:32.

Krämer HH, Lundblad L, Birklein F, Linde M, Karlsson T, Elam M, Olausson H. (2007).Activation of the cortical pain network by soft tactile stimulation after injection of sumatriptan. Pain, 133(1-3):72-8.

McGlone F, Vallbo AB, Olausson H, Loken L, Wessberg J. (2007). Discriminative touch and emotional touch. Can J Exp Psychol, 61(3):173-83.


Cole J, Bushnell MC, McGlone F, Elam M, Lamarre Y, Vallbo A, Olausson H. (2006). Unmyelinated tactile afferents underpin detection of low-force monofilaments. Muscle Nerve, 34(1):105-7.

Hofbauer RK, Olausson HW, Bushnell MC. (2006). Thermal and tactile sensory deficits and allodynia in a nerve-injured patient: a multimodal psychophysical and functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Clin J Pain, 22(1):104-8.


Backlund H, Morin C, Ptito A, Bushnell MC, Olausson H. (2005). Tactile functions after cerebral hemispherectomy. Neuropsychologia, 43(3):332-9.

Backlund Wasling H, Norrsell U, Göthner K, Olausson H. (2005). Tactile directional sensitivity and postural control. Exp Brain Res, 166(2):147-56.

Olausson H, Charron J, Marchand S, Villemure C, Strigo IA, Bushnell MC. (2005). Feelings of warmth correlate with neural activity in right anterior insular cortex. Neurosci Lett, 389(1):1-5.

Sanchez JC, Erdogmus D, Nicolelis MA, Wessberg J, Principe JC. (2005). Interpreting spatial and temporal neural activity through a recurrent neural network brain-machine interface. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng, 13(2):213-9.


Linde M, Elam M, Lundblad L, Olausson H, Dahlöf CG. (2004). Sumatriptan (5-HT1B/1D-agonist) causes a transient allodynia. Cephalalgia, 24(12):1057-66.

Wessberg J, Nicolelis MA. (2004).Optimizing a linear algorithm for real-time robotic control using chronic cortical ensemble recordings in monkeys. J Cogn Neurosci, 16(6):1022-35.


Kim SP, Sanchez JC, Erdogmus D, Rao YN, Wessberg J, Principe JC, Nicolelis M. (2003).Divide-and-conquer approach for brain machine interfaces: nonlinear mixture of competitive linear models. Neural Netw, 16(5-6):865-71.


Olausson H, Lamarre Y, Backlund H, Morin C, Wallin BG, Starck G, Ekholm S, Strigo I, Worsley K, Vallbo AB, Bushnell MC. (2002). Unmyelinated tactile afferents signal touch and project to insular cortex. Nat Neurosci, 5(9):900-4.


Jones KE, Wessberg J, Vallbo AB. (2001). Directional tuning of human forearm muscle afferents during voluntary wrist movements. J Physiol, 536(Pt 2):635-47.

Jones KE, Wessberg J, Vallbo A. (2001). Proprioceptive feedback is reduced during adaptation to a visuomotor transformation: preliminary findings. Neuroreport, 12(18):4029-33.

Norrsell U, Eliasson B, Frizell M, Wallin BG, Wesslau C, Olausson H. (2001). Tactile directional sensibility and diabetic neuropathy. Muscle Nerve, 24(11):1496-502.

Olausson H, Ha B, Duncan GH, Morin C, Ptito A, Ptito M, Marchand S, Bushnell MC. (2001). Cortical activation by tactile and painful stimuli in hemispherectomized patients. Brain, 124(Pt 5):916-27.

Olausson H, Marchand S, Bittar RG, Bernier J, Ptito A, Bushnell MC. (2001). Central pain in a hemispherectomized patient. Eur J Pain, 5(2):209-17.

Olausson H, Wessberg J, Kakuda N. (2001). Tactile directional sensibility: peripheral neural mechanisms in man. Brain Res, 866(1-2):178-87.


Laubach M, Wessberg J, Nicolelis MA. (2000).Cortical ensemble activity increasingly predicts behaviour outcomes during learning of a motor task. Nature, 405(6786):567-71.

Olausson H, Wessberg J, Kakuda N. (2000). Tactile directional sensibility: peripheral neural mechanisms in man. Brain Res, 866(1-2):178-87.

Wessberg J, Stambaugh CR, Kralik JD, Beck PD, Laubach M, Chapin JK, Kim J, Biggs SJ, Srinivasan MA, Nicolelis MA. (2000). Real-time prediction of hand trajectory by ensembles of cortical neurons in primates. Nature, 408(6810):361-5.


Kakuda N, Nagaoka M, Wessberg J. (1999). Common modulation of motor unit pairs during slow wrist movement in man. J Physiol, 520 Pt 3:929-40.

Vallbo AB, Olausson H, Wessberg J. (1999). Unmyelinated afferents constitute a second system coding tactile stimuli of the human hairy skin. J Neurophysiol, 81(6):2753-63.

Wessberg J, Kakuda N. (1999). Single motor unit activity in relation to pulsatile motor output in human finger movements. J Physiol, 517 ( Pt 1):273-85.

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