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[lecture] The Neuroscience of affective touch

JUN . 28 2018
[Lecture] The Neuroscience of affective touch

Speaker:
  Professor Uta Sailer, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Dept. of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

Time: 13:00 - 14:30, June 28, 2018 


Venue: Room 1113, Wang Kezhen Building

Host: Professor Han Shihui 

Abstract: Traditionally, research has focused on the discriminative properties of touch that are mediated by large myelinated afferents. In contrast, the role of small-diameter unmyelinated afferents (the so-called CT-afferents) has been studied much less. CT-afferents are receptors in the hairy skin of mammals that respond to light touch, which makes them important in affective touch. The talk will give an overview about investigations into the function of the CT-system, and also address effects of touch on human physiology and behaviour.

Source: School of Phycological and Cognitive Sciences