Importance of Our Sense Of Touch

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We typically think of touch as a pleasant, but not particularly important part of life. But touch, which is the interface between our bodies and the outside world, does a lot more than bring us sensual pleasure.

Often ignored when we talk about our fundamental senses, the sensation of touch is a fundamental part of our daily experience, influencing what we buy, who we love and even how we heal. We use this sense to gather information about our surroundings and as a means of establishing trust and social bonds with other people.

Dr. David Linden convincingly argues that the “genes, cells and neural circuits involved in the sense of touch have been crucial to creating our unique human experience.”

The human brain has evolved to have two distinct but parallel pathways for processing touch information. The first is a sensory pathway, which gives us the

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