Tag: Neural Oscillations

EEG captures affective touch: CT-optimal touch and neural oscillations

Published in:┬áCognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, Volume 18, Issue 1, 155-166 Abstract “Tactile interactions are of developmental importance to social and emotional interactions across species. In beginning to understand the affective component of tactile stimulation, research has begun to elucidate the neural mechanisms that underscore slow, affective touch. Here, we extended this emerging body of work and examined whether affective touch (C tactile [CT]-optimal speed), as compared to nonaffective touch (non-CT-optimal speed) and no touch conditions, modulated EEG oscillations. We report an attenuation in alpha and beta activity to affective and nonaffective touch relative to the no touch condition. Further,… Read More