Communicating by Touch

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Researchers at DePauw University in Indiana say we’re able to communicate a whole range of emotions with amazing accuracy through the simple act of touching. Tiffany Field, director of the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami, tells us about the potential of touch therapy.

Read more about this in Nicholas Bakalar's piece, "Five-Second Touch Can Convey Specific Emotion, Study Finds," in the science section of this morning's New York Times.

Contributors:

Hsi-Chang Lin

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