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Neuroendocrinology Letters incl. Psychoneuroimmunology & Chronobiology

NeuroendocrinologyİLetters incl. Psychoneuroimmunology and Chronobiology, Editorial.
ISSNİ0172ñ780X Copyrightİ©İ2001 NeuroendocrinologyİLetters

NEL VOL. 22 No. 4
Philosophy Behind Science

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2001; 22:295-304
pii: NEL220401X02
PMID: 11524636


Confirming Affectivity, the Dawn of Human Life:
The pre-, peri- and postnatal affective-confirming. Haptonomic accompaniment of parents and their child
by Frans Veldman

Submitted: July 9, 2001
Accepted:
July 17, 2001

Abstract:

This article gives a short introduction to the science of Haptonomy and more specially to the application of its specific phenomenality of psychotactile affective contact and interaction during prenatal and postnatal life and during childbirth. The neurophysiological implications and the influence of this approach on the pain threshold are briefly mentioned, as well as psychological influences on the postnatal development of the child. Finally, there is a critical commentary on the use of the ultra-sound scan.

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