This project aims to lay the ground for a larger project to investigate how texture and touch velocity shape subjective perception and experience. Together with early-career researchers, pilot data will be collected and analysed, before both groups meet for presentation of the data at the IASAT meeting (International Association for the Study of Affective Touch) in Marseille 2021. During an extended visit of this stay where DP will also get more familiar with the microneurography technique, first ideas for a common proposal will be collected. This work will be continued and the proposal completed during 2022.
This collaboration will combine the expertise of two strong groups and expand the methodological competence from the Norwegian group with the technique of microneurography – performed in only a few labs worldwide. By that, we can develop a novel and common line of research for future projects and hopefully, build a large international network in the long run. This will increase the visibility and research impact of both partner universities.