Sensory deprivation of touch and body movementSensory deprivation of touch and body movementTheme:sensory deprivation, brain development, touchSummaryTranscript
We are socialized through touch, either through pleasure or through pain. So the pleasure system which comes with light touch and grooming, massage, however we want to describe it, is damaged. Something else happens. The sensory system that mediates pain is also damaged so there is a heightened threshold to painful stimuli. There’s impaired pain perception. The animals who engage in self-mutilation without any apparent feeling of pain. We see this translated at a human level where there’s an increased tolerance for painful stimuli.