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Category: IASAT

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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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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MRC Grant: How the brain controls our sense of touch.

LJMU’s press office has announced the news of our MRC grant award: A three-year Medical Research Council (MRC) funded study (£~700K) is being led by Dr Sue Francis (PI) at Nottingham University’s Sir Peter Mansfield Brain Imaging Centre and Professor Francis McGlone (Co-I) from the School of Natural Sciences & Psychology at LJMU. 

IASAT Meeting Notes

The inaugural congress of the International Association for the Study of Affective Touch (IASAT) was held at University College London, on 20-22 March 2015.  Please see below for the finalised programme, as well as abstracts and biographies from the conference. IASAT Programme IASAT Research Presentation Abstracts IASAT Speaker’s Abstracts & Biographies