The Power of Touch
When Nicolae Ceaușescu came to power, in the mid-nineteen-sixties, Romania saw the proliferation of leagăne-literally, "cradles," otherwise known as institutional homes for the very young. Ceaușescu wanted to increase Romania's industrial output, and he thought that that required a larger population.
That human touch that means so much: Exploring the tactile dimension of social life
Interpersonal touch is a fundamental but undervalued aspect of human nature. In the present article, the authors review psychological research showing that even fleeting forms of touch may have a powerful impact on our emotional and social functioning. Given its significant beneficial effects, touch may be valuable as a therapeutic or health-promoting tool.
Artist: Chris Salter, collaboration with TeZ Maurizio Martinucci Duration: 2016.07.09 - 09.04 Venue: Chronus Art Center Address: BLDG.18, No.50 Moganshan RD., Shanghai *Ticket Price: Weekday:￥35/person(Online Price:￥30/person) Weekend:￥45/person(Online Price:￥40/person) Buy the ticket online Chronus Art Center ( CAC) is pleased to present Haptic Field , an exhibition by the American artist Chris Salter from July 9 th to September 4 th.
The Impossibility of a Fleshless Ontology
While distinct terms, body and technology will always necessitate their interdependent consideration as a relationship. Likewise it becomes increasingly difficult to talk about bodies and technologies as separate entities - and therefore similarly to separate theories of technology from theories of our embodiment.
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How the power of touch reduces pain and even fights disease
When Jim Coan scanned the brains of married women in pain, he spotted changes that may help to shed light on an age-old mystery. As soon as the women touched the hands of their husbands, there was an instant drop in activity in the areas of the brains involved in fear, danger, and threat.
Visiting the Snuggery, Where You Get Cuddled for Cash
Jacqueline Samuels has two tiny arms and she wants to hold you. She became a professional cuddler in 2012, after years of boyfriends and lovers complimenting her superlative spooning skills. They often joked she should start her own cuddling business, she says.
No More Wire Mothers, Ever
LOVE AT GOON PARK Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection. By Deborah Blum. Illustrated. 336 pp. Cambridge, Mass.: Perseus Publishing. $26. While studying wild baboons in Kenya, I once stumbled upon an infant baboon huddled in the corner of a cage at the local research station.
Chiropractic Futures for 2025
Scenario 3: Integration & Spine Health Leadership The U.S. achieves near universal health care coverage. Patients play an assertive role in getting the care they want, stimulating and using digital health coaches and alternative or conventional approaches according to their individual needs and wants.
Depressed? Look For Help From A Human, Not A Computer
Almost 8 percent of Americans 12 and older dealt with depression at some point between 2009 and 2012. With that many of us feeling blue, wouldn't it be nice if we could simply hop on the computer in our pajamas, without any of the stigma of asking for help, and find real relief?
What Does the Research Say about Massage Therapy? | Taking Charge of Your Health & Wellbeing
Like many complementary therapies, high quality research on massage has been limited due to the lack of funding. However several relatively recent developments have increased the amount of good research in this area. To begin, massage has become an important research priority for the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health ( NCCIH).
Healing and Human Touch
Early this summer, I spent several days in a hospital bed, tethered to an IV, with what proved in retrospect to be anaplasmosis (a nasty bit of tick-borne business), complicated by viral meningitis. The latter was likely due to the immunosuppression of the primary infection. It was all rather unpleasant.
That's it: we've officially lost all human interaction. Apple has won. I give up
Apple didn't simply shrink the iPhone and strap it on your wrist, Tim Cook insisted. "Because you wear it, we invented new, intimate ways to connect and communicate." Intimate? The Apple Watch won't just vibrate when you choose someone to text; you can reach out and vibrate that person's watch from across the globe.
50 Facts About Your Largest Organ: Your Skin
The largest organ in the human body is the one you can see most easily: the skin. The skin is considered an organ because it has very specific functions - like maintaining body temperature and protecting the other organs from bacteria - that require some specialized tissues.
6 Reasons You Need To Be Touched
Do you ever feel like you're living in a bubble, surrounded by people but never touched? We live in such a busy, crowded world, yet it's so easy for many of us to go days, even weeks or months without touching or being touched by others.
Elizabeth Price's Turner prize-winning The Woolworths Choir of 1979
Watch a clip from Elizabeth Price's Turner prize-winning video The Woolworths Choir of 1979. Price had been shortlisted for three films exhibited at the Baltic in Gateshead, but it was this one film that was exhibited at this year's Turner show at Tate Britain in London.
The Unity of Haptic Touch
Haptic touch is an inherently active and exploratory form of perception, involving both coordinated movements and an array of distinct sensory receptors in the skin. For this reason, some have claimed that haptic touch is not a single sense, but rather a multisensory collection of distinct sensory systems. Though this claim is often made, it relies on what I regard as a confused conception of multisensory interaction. In its place, I develop a nuanced hierarchy of multisensory involvement.