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A Touching Story – BNA Bulletin – Autumn 2017

The Autumn 2017 edition of the BNA Bulletin (free to all British Neuroscience Association Members!) which has just landed on the doormats, in-trays and inboxes of over 2000 people features a 2 page article on C-Tactile fibres, touch, and the work of SomAffect / LJMU Professor Francis McGlone. … “The fast nerves have dominated our…
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Future-proofing Healthcare: Neurosense – 2nd November – FREE Event

Future-proofing Healthcare: NeuroSense, a non-promotional evening, hosted by Roche, to explore the future of Neuroscience through the five senses. NeuroSense will address the link between stimulation of the senses and development of the brain, what happens when the brain is damaged and what the future looks like for healing the brain and managing neurological conditions. Agenda Includes:…
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CTs & Microneurography in Moscow

As part of SomAffect’s developing collaboration with Anton Varlamov & Galina Protnova at the Russian Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology, Francis McGlone & Adarsh Makdani were recently invited to help establish a Microneurography lab in Moscow.     The first series of experiments proved extremely promising, and included practice with ultrasound guided microneurography,…
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New Book: Affective Touch and the Neurophysiology of CT Afferents: 2016

CT afferents are receptors in mammalian hairy skin that fire action potentials when the skin is touched lightly which makes them particularly important in affective touch.  Traditionally neuroscientific research has focused on more discriminative and haptic properties of touch that are mediated by large myelinated afferents and the coding properties and functional organization of unmyelinated CT afferents have…
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Open-Access & Open-Science (Science 22/01/16)

In 2005, the Wellcome Trust became the first research institution to mandate Open-Access to any publication that stemmed from research funded by the trust. In October 2015 Kate Arkless Gray wrote an interesting article on “10 years of Open Access at the Wellcome Trust in 10 numbers” at the Wellcome Trust blog. Today in Science, Brian Owen’s reports that the Montreal…
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