How Touch Helps Us Emotionally Experience the World

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Nerve cells are the communication link between the physical world and our brain. Reporting in Neuron, researchers describe neurons that may play a role in how we understand even the subtlest social interactions. Neuroscientist Francis McGlone describes this set of nerves and how it might affect our social development.

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Francis McGlone

Francis McGlone is a neuroscience professor at Liverpool John Moores University in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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About Alexa Lim

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