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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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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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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. 

Unseen agony: Dismantling autism’s house of pain – SFARI 05/15

David Moore recently spoke to Sarah DeWeerdt  for the Simons Foundation – Autism Research Initiative, about pain & autism. Unseen agony: Dismantling autism’s house of pain …“I was surprised by how little literature exists on autism and pain,” says David Moore, senior lecturer in psychology at Liverpool John Moores University in the U.K., who last year…
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