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Effect of physical touch on the hands in perception about the welfare of others

Grant number: 16/19277-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2016
Effective date (End): September 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Physiological Psychology
Acordo de Cooperação: Natura
Principal Investigator:Paulo Sérgio Boggio
Grantee:Beatriz de Oliveira Ribeiro
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (UPM). Instituto Presbiteriano Mackenzie. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/50282-5 - Positive psychology and neuroscience: translational research to promote well-being and emotional regulation, AP.PCPE


With recent studies of Positive Psychology, it was evident the need and urgency to understand not only the mechanisms of disease, but also those linked to the well-being and human flourishing. The area has grown rapidly in the past decade, but many issues are still neglected. The human touch is one of them. The role of touch has been well studied in maternal issues and child development. However, no much is known about how human touch can influence our perception of others emotional reaction. This project will seek to address this issue through behavioral measures, electromyographic and cortical activity. (AU)

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Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MANFREDI, MIRELLA; PROVERBIO, ALICE MADO; MARQUES, LUCAS MURRINS; RIBEIRO, BEATRIZ; NAKAO MORELLO, LETICIA YUMI; BOGGIO, PAULO SERGIO. Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation of MPFC enhances humor processing. Social Neuroscience, . (16/19282-4, 15/00553-5, 16/19277-0)
WINGENBACH, TANJA S. H.; MORELLO, LETICIA Y.; HACK, ANA L.; BOGGIO, PAULO S.. Development and Validation of Verbal Emotion Vignettes in Portuguese, English, and German. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, v. 10, . (14/50282-5, 16/19277-0, 17/00738-0, 16/19167-0)
MANFREDI, MIRELLA; MELLO DE PINHO, PAMELLA SANCHEZ; MARQUES, LUCAS MURRINS; RIBEIRO, BEATRIZ DE OLIVEIRA; BOGGIO, PAULO SERGIO. Crossmodal processing of environmental sounds and everyday life actions: An ERP study. HELIYON, v. 7, n. 9, . (17/06136-2, 16/19277-0, 15/00553-5)
WINGENBACH, TANJA S. H.; RIBEIRO, BEATRIZ; NAKAO, CAROLINE; GRUBER, JUNE; BOGGIO, PAULO S.. Evaluations of Affective Stimuli Modulated by Another Person's Presence and Affiliative Touch. EMOTION, v. 21, n. 2, p. 360-375, . (16/19167-0, 14/50282-5, 16/19277-0, 17/00738-0)

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