The Science Behind the Power of Touch

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If you want to know which NBA team is going to perform the best, watch for the high-fives and chest bumps. In his newest book "Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind," David J. Linden explains how touch relates to success in teams, relationships and can even result in healthier outcomes at the doctor's office. Linden argues that touch is the most underrated of all the senses and vital for human development.


David J. Linden, professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and author of books including "The Accidental Mind" and "The Compass of Pleasure"