Now Recruiting Touch & Skin Hydration: Emotional Responses

Participants Wanted For Neuroscience Research We are seeking women, aged at least 18 years old, to participate in a study that aims to understand more about our perception of touch – and how this is altered by cosmetics, like skin creams. Participants will need to attend a two hour laboratory Read more…

Virtual Seminar: David Moore & Michelle Failla on Pain in Autism

Hosted By Spectrum   29 July 2020, 3pm EDT (7pm UTC / 8pm BST)   REGISTER   Register to attend the virtual seminar, or receive a notification when the recording is posted. Michelle Failla Postdoctoral research fellow, Vanderbilt University Spectrum Bio     David Moore Senior lecturer in psychology, Liverpool Read more…

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 represent the UK, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and the USA. REFERENCE: Read more…

Touch – by Poppy Sebag-Montefiore (Granta #146)

Poppy Sebag-Montefiore lived in China for five years between 1999 and 2007. She worked in the BBC’s Beijing Bureau as a news producer and a culture and arts reporter.  In this article published in the most recent issue of Granta (#146 – The Politics of Feeling), Poppy reflects on touch, Read more…

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 the iTunes charts, has been downloaded over 2 million times. The latest episode (#45), released on 16/01/2019, features SomAffect’s Francis Read more…