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Affective touch throughout life: from cortical processing in infancy to touch perception in adulthood


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Title: Affective touch throughout life: from cortical processing in infancy to touch perception in adulthood
Authors: Jönsson, Emma
E-mail: emma.jonsson@neuro.gu.se
Issue Date: 9-May-2017
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Department of Physiology
Parts of work: I. Jönsson EH, Kotilahti K, Heiskala J, Backlund Wasling H, Olausson H, Croy I, Mustaniemi H, Hiltunen P, Tuulari JJ, Scheinin NM, Karlsson L, Karlsson H and Nissilä I. Affective and non-affective touch evokes differential brain responses in 2- month-old infants. Manuscript

II. Jönsson EH, Backlund Wasling H, Wagnbeck V, Dimitriadis M, Georgiadis, JR, Olausson H and Croy, I. Unmyelinated Tactile Cutaneous Nerves Signal Erotic Sensations. Journal of sexual medicine 2015; 12:6, p 1338-45
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III. Jönsson EH, Bendas J, Weidner K, Wessberg J, Olausson H, Backlund Wasling H, Croy I. The relation between human hair follicle density and touch perception. Manuscript
Date of Defence: 2017-06-02
Disputation: Fredagen den 2 juni 2017, kl. 9.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Affective touch
Touch perception
Cortical activation
C-tactile afferents
Abstract: Affective, interpersonal touch is important for forming and maintaining social bonds. In the hairy skin of humans there is a specific type of nerve fibers called C-tactile (CT) afferents which are optimally activated by a light stroking of the skin, like a caress. These afferents have been suggested to be involved in the detection and relaying of affective touch. In the current thesis stroking touch stimulation, targeting the CT afferents, is used in three papers investigating different aspects ... more
ISBN: 978-91-629-0167-7 (print)
978-91-629-0168-4 (PDF)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/51879
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