Interdisciplinary Network of Researchers in Touch
About Research IN Touch
The idea for this meeting came about in the North of England, around 2018 AD. The UK is very small, but there are lots of somatosensory scientists squeezed into it, especially in the middle, where it gets quite thin: Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, and Sheffield.
A bunch of friends and colleagues from this part of the globe got together to set up a small meeting. We wanted to talk about touch. Touch: A unique sensory system. Not just a 'general' but a special sense. There is so much yet to know about touch, so let's find out some more. Let's support researchers early in their careers who are as fascinated as we are about the somatosensory system. Let's meet. Let's talk. Let's have a cup of coffee and put the somatosensory system to rights.
The aim of the first workshop, "Researchers IN Touch" is to start a conversation, to support each other in gaining research funding for, experimenting on, and writing about touch. It's open to all; early-career scientists, and those working on the core topic areas will be prioritised for the first meeting. These topics are:
- Microneurographic studies of sensory coding in the nerves
- Artificial touch & electronic sensing
- Sensory coding in the brain
- Plasticity of sensory coding
- Development of touch
Interested? Register for the network, workshop, and submit an abstract on this site. Then we can talk.