Discriminative and Affective Touch: Sensing and Feeling

  title={Discriminative and Affective Touch: Sensing and Feeling},
  author={Francis Mcglone and Johan Wessberg and H{\aa}kan Olausson},
The multimodal properties of the human somatosensory system continue to be unravelled. There is mounting evidence that one of these submodalities-touch-has another dimension, providing not only its well-recognized discriminative input to the brain, but also an affective input. It has long been recognized that touch plays an important role in many forms of social communication and a number of theories have been proposed to explain observations and beliefs about the "power of touch." Here, we… CONTINUE READING
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