The Somatosensory & Affective Neuroscience Group, LJMU
Our group’s research interests span across the whole somatosensory range, and also includes cross-modal interactions with the chemical senses. Our interdisciplinary studies focus on the neural mechanisms as well as the affective and cognitive consequences of painful and pleasant cutaneous sensations, in both healthy and clinical populations.
Professor Francis McGlone, & SomAffect collaborator Professor Annett Schirmer have published a research report in Cortex - titled: A touching Sight: EEG/ERP correlates for the vicarious processing of affectionate touch.The article is available online now, and SomAffect is able to grant open ...
LJMU Neuroscience Professor Francis McGlone discusses the importance & role of "touch" in schools on BBC One Breakfast, a national morning news programme. [19th February 2017]https://youtu.be/OjUI-xFhDnw