Seminar Advanced Issues - The importance of touch for early optimal development

The Doctoral Program in Psychology opens their Research Seminar in Psychology - Advanced Issues course to the community (via Zoom only). In the next seminar, Dr. Ana Osório, from the Mackenzie Presbyterian University, will present research on the neural correlates of social touch in infancy.


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The importance of touch for early optimal development


November 17 | 15:00 - 17:00 + November 18 | 15:00 - 17:00



Abstract:


Touch is essential to the establishment of affective bonds and to our well-being. The interpersonal touch experience is particularly important in early childhood since it is the most fundamental form of parental care. However, the study of this sensory modality remains surprisingly neglected. More specifically, little is known about the neural processing of social touch in infants. This seminar aims to bring an updated review of the literature on the neural correlates of social touch in infancy.


Access via ZOOM - Meeting ID: 965 4602 6799



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