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The Science & Power of Touch

June 27, 201522 min
Your sense of touch influences almost every aspect of your life; from eating breakfast and driving to work to kissing your loved ones goodnight.Your sense of touch influences almost every aspect of your life; from eating breakfast and driving to work to kissing your loved ones goodnight. Touch in your interpersonal relationships is crucial to social bonding and your own development.But, did you know there is a connection between your sense of touch and some diseases, including obesity, type-2 diabetes and digestive problems? Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author, David J. Linden, joins Dr. Roizen to explain the powerful connection. His new book, Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart and Mind, is a fascinating look at the sensation of touch and how we connect with the world.Linden explores scientific advances in the understanding of touch that help explain your sense of self and your experience of the world. Bonus!Beef Up Your Brain with Exercise

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