We’ve come across an interesting article in The DANA Foundation’s Cerebrum about an investigation into the reproducibility of findings in social & cognitive psychology.
A new article in Cognitive Neuroscience from Somaffect team member Ralph Pawling, with collaborators from Bangor University and the University of York.
Find it on online here
New article in Consciousness & Cognition by Somaffect team members Francis McGlone & David Moore with LJMU collaborator Ruth Ogden
Research by SomAffect’s Francis McGlone appears in this month’s SFARI newsletter.
“The brains of people with autism respond differently to a gentle brush on the arm — a form of social touch — than do those of people without the disorder, according to a study published 5 June in Cerebral Cortex”
““I find it very exciting,” says Kamila Markram, Autism Project director at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne, who proposed the intense world theory in 2007. The new study supports the idea that sensory overload is a key biomarker of autism.”
We are looking for healthy participants – aged 18-60.
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…“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…
Our poster entitled “Evaluative conditioning reveals the rewarding properties of C-tactile stimulation” was awarded a joint runners up prize at the BPS Annual Conference in Liverpool, on May 5th. Our poster and the other prize winners can be seen here.
This week Ralph, Paula and myself will be presenting posters at the annual BPS conference , in Liverpool. One of the key topics at the conference this year is the social brain.
This will be an excellent opportunity for members of our group to showcase our work in CT afferents to psychologists, clinicians and researchers from across the broad psychology network.
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.