The act of anticipation might seem emotional, but inside your brain, it’s something much different. It’s an exercise in focus. To that end, Temple University Psychology Professor Peter Marshall and a team of researchers from the University of Washington have discovered a new method for showing how a child’s brain anticipates touch. Their findings, which produced a colored “scalp map,” show brain activity during anticipation and were published in the November issue of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.

  • Read the press release in EurekAlert! to learn more about their incredible findings. You can also read the full study in Science Direct.
  • Read the full article and see participant images in The Temple News.

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