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Somatosensory Research Methods

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  • Includes cutting-edge methods and protocols
  • Provides step-by-step detail essential for reproducible results
  • Contains key notes and implementation advice from the experts

Part of the book series: Neuromethods (NM, volume 196)

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Table of contents (20 protocols)

  1. Discriminative Touch, Proprioception, and Kinaesthesis

  2. Affective Touch, Pain, Wetness, Itch, and Interoception

  3. Individual Differences, Development, and Illusions

  4. The Somatosensory Nervous System


About this book

This volume provides methods on the study of the systems of the brain. Chapters are divided into four parts covering; discriminative touch, proprioception and kinaesthesis, affective touch, individual differences due to atypical development, ageing, illusions and sensory substitution, microneurography, electrophysiology, brain imaging, and brain stimulation. In Neuromethods series style, chapters include the kind of detail and key advice from the specialists needed to get successful results in your research center and clinical investigation.


Thorough and comprehensive, Somatosensory Research Methods aims to be comprehensive guide for researchers.

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

    Nicholas Paul Holmes

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Somatosensory Research Methods

  • Editors: Nicholas Paul Holmes

  • Series Title: Neuromethods

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  • Publisher: Humana New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Protocols

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-0716-3067-9Published: 29 March 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-0716-3070-9Published: 29 March 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-0716-3068-6Published: 28 March 2023

  • Series ISSN: 0893-2336

  • Series E-ISSN: 1940-6045

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 487

  • Number of Illustrations: 36 b/w illustrations, 62 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Neurosciences

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