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 understanding of touch” … “But that’s the boring stuff. The rest of the body, that’s where the C-tactile fibres are.” …
A touching story
C-tactile fibres in hairy skin, specialised for responding to gentle stroking, could be playing a key role in development of the social brain.
… “It doesn’t matter what story you tell, the nerve fibres have worked it out.” …
Download the Article (PDF): A Touching Story and visit the British Neuroscience Association to sign up, and read the whole bulletin (plus back issues from 2004).
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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 published a review of the field…
Read the full article.