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dc.contributor.authorPirazzoli, L
dc.contributor.authorLloyd-Fox, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorBraukmann, R
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, M
dc.contributor.authorGliga, T
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-10T10:44:44Z
dc.date.available2018-10-10T10:44:44Z
dc.date.issued2019-02
dc.identifier.issn1878-9293
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/283521
dc.description.abstractIn adults, affective touch leads to widespread activation of cortical areas including posterior Superior Temporal Sulcus (pSTS) and Inferior Frontal Gyrus (IFG). Using functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), we asked whether similar areas are activated in 5-month-old infants, by comparing affective to non-affective touch. We contrasted a human touch stroke to strokes performed with a cold metallic spoon. The hypothesis that adult-like activation of cortical areas would be seen only in response to the human touch stroke was not confirmed. Similar patterns of activation were seen in both conditions. We conclude that either the posterior STS and IFG have not yet developed selective responses to affective touch, or that additional social cues are needed to be able to identify this type of touch.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research was supported by The UK Medical Research Council (G0701484) and the European Project TRIGGER (Transforming Institutions by Gendering Contents and Gaining Equality in Research), Grant agreement no. 611034. LP was supported by the Glover Family Award.
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectfNIRS
dc.subjectinfants
dc.subjectaffective touch
dc.subjectIFG
dc.subjectSTS
dc.titleHand or spoon? Exploring the neural basis of affective touch in 5-month-old infants
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationNameDevelopmental Cognitive Neuroscience
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.30884
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-06-09
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.dcn.2018.06.002
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-06-09
dc.contributor.orcidLloyd-Fox, Sarah [0000-0001-6742-9889]
dc.contributor.orcidJohnson, Mark [0000-0003-4229-2585]
dc.identifier.eissn1878-9307
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2018-07-05


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