Thursday, March 09, 2017

Stroke your rodent

From the Improbable Research site - a serious study involving stroking mice, as type of mouse massage, to see how it affects their immune system.  (It does them good, it seems.)


John said...

A couple of weeks ago I read the strangest thing: we have a class of touch receptors that project directly to the insula, a region in the brain that plays a key role in emotional regulation.

John said...

Oh and BTW, some autistics and Aspies report that full body touching like in Grandin's device has a very calming effect.