International Symposium for Affective Touch in Children and Adolescents – 1st & 2nd Feb 2018 – Dresden
Professor McGlone is due to open the ISATCA symposium on Thursday 1st February 2018 with a talk titled “How Do You Feel?”
The study of affective touch perception and its influence on social interactions and emotional processing as well as behavioural development has attracted the attention of multiple research groups around the globe, centering on a group of specialized unmyelinated nerve fibers – the so-called C-tactile afferents. With a particular importance of interpersonal touch in the upbringing of children, a more detailed field of research on the influences of affective touch perception on the development of the social brain in children is to be explored.
ISATCA 2018 – Programme (pdf)