“Touch is not just a sentimental human indulgence, it’s a biological necessity”
Did you know that being touched is essential for healthy brain development? Yet with teachers, healthcare professionals and work colleagues being increasingly hesitant about social touching, for the first time in the evolution of human history, many of us are being exposed to less touch than ever before. But what effect is all this having on our emotional health? World-leading researcher Professor Francis McGlone explains the importance of touch for humans and the devastating consequences of not receiving it. The research in this area is mind-blowing and learning about it has changed the way I interact with my family. I hope you find this conversation useful.
I dedicate a chapter of my new book ‘The Stress Solution’ to touch, which is available to order on Amazon now.
Show notes available at drchatterjee.com/touch
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