Affective Touch and the Neurophysiology of CT Afferents

Affective Touch and the Neurophysiology of CT Afferents

1st ed. 2016

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CT afferents are receptors in mammalian hairy skin that fire action potentials when the skin is touched lightly which makes them particularly important in affective touch.  Traditionally neuroscientific research has focused on more discriminative and haptic properties of touch that are mediated by large myelinated afferents and the coding properties and functional organization of unmyelinated CT afferents have been studied much less.  The proposed volume will draw together existing knowledge in this nascent field. Separate sections will address (1) how we can measure affective touch, (2) CT structure and physiology, (3) CT processing, (4) the contribution of CTs to sexual behavior, (5) clinical relevance, (6) commercial relevance, and (7) future research considerations.​

Book information

ISBN: 9781493964161
Publisher: Springer New York
Imprint: Springer
Pub date:
Edition: 1st ed. 2016
DEWEY: 612.81
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Weight: 816g
Height: 166mm
Width: 242mm
Spine width: 33mm