Autistic traits are associated with diminished neural response to affective touch.

@article{Voos2013AutisticTA,
  title={Autistic traits are associated with diminished neural response to affective touch.},
  author={Avery C Voos and Kevin A. Pelphrey and Martha D. Kaiser},
  journal={Social cognitive and affective neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={378-86}
}
'Social brain' circuitry has recently been implicated in processing slow, gentle touch targeting a class of slow-conducting, unmyelinated nerves, CT afferents, which are present only in the hairy skin of mammals. Given the importance of such 'affective touch' in social relationships, the current functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study aimed to replicate the finding of 'social brain' involvement in processing CT-targeted touch and to examine the relationship between the neural… CONTINUE READING
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Relative to fast touch , the slow touch activated contralateral insula , superior temporal sulcus ( STS ) , medial prefrontal cortex ( mPFC ) , orbitofrontal cortex ( OFC ) and amygdala . Connectivity analyses revealed co - activation of the mPFC , insula and amygdala during slow touch .
Relative to fast touch , the slow touch activated contralateral insula , superior temporal sulcus ( STS ) , medial prefrontal cortex ( mPFC ) , orbitofrontal cortex ( OFC ) and amygdala . Connectivity analyses revealed co - activation of the mPFC , insula and amygdala during slow touch .
Relative to fast touch , the slow touch activated contralateral insula , superior temporal sulcus ( STS ) , medial prefrontal cortex ( mPFC ) , orbitofrontal cortex ( OFC ) and amygdala . Connectivity analyses revealed co - activation of the mPFC , insula and amygdala during slow touch .
Relative to fast touch , the slow touch activated contralateral insula , superior temporal sulcus ( STS ) , medial prefrontal cortex ( mPFC ) , orbitofrontal cortex ( OFC ) and amygdala . Connectivity analyses revealed co - activation of the mPFC , insula and amygdala during slow touch .
Relative to fast touch , the slow touch activated contralateral insula , superior temporal sulcus ( STS ) , medial prefrontal cortex ( mPFC ) , orbitofrontal cortex ( OFC ) and amygdala . Connectivity analyses revealed co - activation of the mPFC , insula and amygdala during slow touch .
Relative to fast touch , the slow touch activated contralateral insula , superior temporal sulcus ( STS ) , medial prefrontal cortex ( mPFC ) , orbitofrontal cortex ( OFC ) and amygdala . Connectivity analyses revealed co - activation of the mPFC , insula and amygdala during slow touch .
Relative to fast touch , the slow touch activated contralateral insula , superior temporal sulcus ( STS ) , medial prefrontal cortex ( mPFC ) , orbitofrontal cortex ( OFC ) and amygdala . Connectivity analyses revealed co - activation of the mPFC , insula and amygdala during slow touch .
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