A new study reveals receiving a hug on a day when you experience interpersonal conflict can be a buffer against negative mood and distress.
Researchers have created an artificial nervous system that may give prosthetics and robots reflexes and the ability to sense touch. The system is sensitive enough to identify letters in the Braille alphabet.
Researchers have successfully mapped brain networks that are responsible for perception and movements linked to touch. The findings may provide new insights into the connection between movement and touch.
Inhibition of the P2X4 protein receptor in sensory neurons decreases sensitivity to touch, a new study reports. The findings could have implications for the development of new topical treatments for psoriasis and dermatitis.
University of Washington researchers report activity in the somatosensory cortex for both felt and observed touch demonstrates 7 month old babies can make a basic connection between self and others.