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Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind | David J. Linden
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"The New York Times bestselling author examines how our sense of touch and emotion are interconnected Johns Hopkins neuroscientist and bestselling author of The Compass of Pleasure, David J. Linden presents an engaging and fascinating examination of how the interface between our sense of touch and our emotional responses affects our social interactions as well as our general health and development. Accessible in its wit and clarity, Touch explores scientific advances in the understanding of touch that help explain our sense of self and our experience of the world. From skin to nerves to brain, the organization of the body's touch circuits powerfully influences our lives-affecting everything from consumer choice to sexual intercourse, tool use to the origins of language, chronic pain to healing. Interpersonal touch is crucial to social bonding and individual development. Linden lucidly explains how sensory and emotional context work together to distinguish between perceptions of what feels good and what feels bad. Linking biology and behavioral science, Linden offers an entertaining and enlightening answer to how we feel in every sense of the word"--
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Because I am that person you see in the bookstore, stroking the pages of books and crooning softly about paper quality, the BBE ordered this book for me, A Communicator‘s Guide to the Neuroscience Of Touch. Mikey-Cat has taken to lying on it. I guess he likes the feel of paper too.

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When you are reading a serious book about touch and in the footnotes a mole is compared to Cthulhu

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shanaqui
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Interesting, but I wish there'd been a whole chapter on touch averse people like me (or sensory defensiveness in general). It was only briefly mentioned as an autistic trait (I am not on the spectrum as far as I know). Also, lots of focus on sexual touch, sometimes quite explicitly.