Gianluca Cruciani


Titolo Pubblicato in Anno
The perception of pain, discriminative touch and affective touch in patients suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS 2023
Affective Touch perception in Borderline Personality Disorder: a behavioral and psychophysiological approach 2023
Heart rate variability alterations in takotsubo syndrome and related association with psychological factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 2023
Intergenerational transmission of attachment in middle childhood in lesbian, gay, and heterosexual parent families formed by assisted reproduction ICPS 2023 Program Book 2023
Parental Burnout, Coparenting, and Internalized Sexual Stigma During COVID-19 in Parents With Minoritized Sexual Identities JOURNAL OF FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY 2023
Perceived Anxiety, Coping, and Autonomic Function in Takotsubo Syndrome Long after the Acute Event LIFE 2022
The perception of Affective Touch in patients suffering from Fibromyalgia Book of Abstract. 30º Congresso dell’Associazione Italiana di Psicologia 2022
Is physical pain painful for all? An experimental study on touch, pain and self-harm in patients suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder 2022
Strengths and weaknesses of affective touch studies over the lifetime: a systematic review NEUROSCIENCE AND BIOBEHAVIORAL REVIEWS 2021
Pleasantness ratings in response to affective touch across hairy and glabrous skin: a meta-analysis NEUROSCIENCE AND BIOBEHAVIORAL REVIEWS 2021
An exploratory study on resting-state functional connectivity in individuals with disorganized attachment: evidence for key regions in amygdala and hippocampus BRAIN SCIENCES 2021
Disorganized Attachment pattern affects the perception of Affective Touch. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 2020
Tactile sensitivity, tactile acuity, and affective touch. From childhood to early adolescence SOMATOSENSORY & MOTOR RESEARCH 2019
Heart rate variability in response to the recall of attachment memories ATTACHMENT & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 2019
Behavioral perception and brain mechanism for processing Affective Touch appear to be altered in Disorganized compared to Organized attachment. Book of Abstracts 2019


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Interessi di ricerca

My current research interest focuses on affective and behavioral neuroscience. Specifically, I am currently working on affective touch perception in clinical and healthy populations, exploring whether and how individual differences may affect basic somatosensation and hedonic-social aspects of touch, both from a behavioral and a psychophysiological perspective.

Gruppi di ricerca

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