English
 
Help Privacy Policy Disclaimer
  Advanced SearchBrowse

Item

ITEM ACTIONSEXPORT
  Editorial overview: Affective touch: neurobiology and function

Schirmer, A., & McGlone, F. (2022). Editorial overview: Affective touch: neurobiology and function. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 45: 101129. doi:10.1016/j.cobeha.2022.101129.

Item is

Basic

show hide
Genre: Journal Article

Files

show Files

Locators

show

Creators

show
hide
 Creators:
Schirmer, Annett1, 2, Author           
McGlone, Francis3, 4, Author
Affiliations:
1Department of Psychology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, ou_persistent22              
2Department Neuropsychology, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society, ou_634551              
3Research Centre Brain & Behaviour, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, ou_persistent22              
4Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, ou_persistent22              

Content

show
hide
Free keywords: -
 Abstract: Study of the tactile sense has revealed an intriguing C low threshold mechanoreceptor that the human literature refers to as a C-tactile (CT) afferent. Its firing properties imply a role in coding benign or positive physical contact with conspecifics. Touch targeted to stimulate this receptor produces phasic and tonic nervous system changes that may enhance affect, reduce stress, and facilitate social processes with potential long-term benefits via epigenetic mechanisms and learning. Here we provide an overview of a collection of opinions that reflect on current knowledge. Together, these opinions share insights from rodents, primates, and humans and cover a range of methodological approaches and perspectives. They identify scientific advances that have been made as well as problems awaiting further research. Most importantly, they converge on the significance of CT-mediated physical contact for our well-being and establish such contact as a basic human need.

Details

show
hide
Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2022-04-082022-06
 Publication Status: Published in print
 Pages: -
 Publishing info: -
 Table of Contents: -
 Rev. Type: -
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2022.101129
 Degree: -

Event

show

Legal Case

show

Project information

show

Source 1

show
hide
Title: Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences
Source Genre: Journal
 Creator(s):
Affiliations:
Publ. Info: Amsterdam : Elsevier
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 45 Sequence Number: 101129 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 2352-1546
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/2352-1546