Touch: The Science of the Hand, Heart, and Mind

Touch: The Science of the Hand, Heart, and Mind

Tuesday 15th May 2018

By Michelle Hammond

Dual-function receptors in our skin make mint feel cool and chili peppers hot. Without the brain’s dedicated centers for emotional touch, an orgasm would feel more like a sneeze—convulsive, but not especially nice. From skin to nerves to brain, the organization of our body’s touch circuits is a complex and often counterintuitive system that affects everything from our social interactions to our general health and development.

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