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The need to touch

21 mins | Oct 30, 2020
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Touch is a language we cannot afford to forget. It is the first sense by which we encounter the world, and it binds our minds and bodies to the broader social aspects of it. But what happens when touch becomes taboo? Cognitive neuroscientist and experimental psychologist Laura Crucianelli takes a deep-dive into its importance and complexities for Aeon magazine.
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