In one of our current research studies we are examining how the infant brain responds to touch. In this study, infants sit on their caregivers lap and see interesting visual displays while they receive gentle touches on their hands and feet. The results of this study will help us understand how the infant brain processes tactile stimulation, and how the development of the sense of touch may contribute to early social development.
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As well as our research studies with babies we often conduct EEG studies with adults to examine other questions related to the neuroscience of social understanding. These studies are generally open to Temple undergraduates who are receiving course credit in return for study participation.