The Festival Of Touch

A joint meeting of Research In Touch and IASAT:How do you feel… how do you want to feel? Registration – Abstracts – Agenda – Venue – Accommodation The Festival of Touch aims to bring together researchers working in the sense of touch from across the world. It will be a joint meeting of two networks: Research in Read more…

Get Back In Touch With IASAT

It’s been a while since we’ve had news to share – but we want to get back in touch. The International Association for the Study of Affective Touch (IASAT) is organising a Social Event during the meeting of the European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, ESCAN 22 ,in Vienna. Join Read more…

Human endogenous oxytocin and its neural correlates show adaptive responses to social touch based on recent social context

The role of oxytocin (OT) in social behaviours has long been considered. Some studies suggest that endogenous OT is a mediator of social relationships, while other studies have shown that the exogenous manipulation of OT may not impact social behaviour at all. Here, Handlin, Novembre et al. explored the top-down effect of partner/stranger touch on endogenous Read more…