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.


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2019 Ig Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Prof. Francis McGlone & colleagues

This year's Ig Nobel Peach Prize was jointly awarded to: Ghada A. bin Saif, Alexandru Papoiu, Liliana Banari, Francis McGlone, Shawn G. Kwatra, Yiong-Huak Chan, and Gil Yosipovitch, for trying to measure the pleasurability of scratching an itch. The researchers ...

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#IASAT2019 - Linköping, Sweden

Following on from the 2015 conference hosted by the SomAffect lab at LJMU, this year's IASAT conference was hosted by our colleagues at the GRASP lab at Linköping University.A number of SomAffect ...

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Feel Better, Live More Podcast: Touch – The Forgotten Sense with Professor Francis McGlone

Since its launch in January 2018, Dr. Ranjan Chatterjee's ‘Feel Better, Live More’ podcast has grown rapidly to become the Number 1 health podcast in the UK. It regularly tops ...

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Stroking modulates noxious-evoked brain activity in human infants (Current Biology - 17/12/18)

Just published, and already making headlines, is our new open-access paper in Current Biology.

SomAffect's Francis McGlone and Susannah Walker (LJMU) have been working closely in collaboration with Rebecca Slater's lab (University of Oxford) on this study which shows that stroking touch ...

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Cortex - A touching Sight: EEG/ERP correlates for the vicarious processing of affectionate touch

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 ...

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