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Posts tagged touch

July 22, 2014

 

Two hands touching

Why Does a Warm Caress Feel Good?

For most of us, a gentle touch from another human being every now and then is a nice thing. Could this be due to a special sensory receptor in our skin?

November 21, 2013

 

A mother holds her infant's hand.

A Parent’s Touch

A parent's caress is crucial to babies' health and growth.

September 20, 2011

 

ears

Finding Balance In The Inner Ear

How tiny stones inside our heads tell us which way is up...

June 30, 2010

 

cocoa

Does What We Touch Affect the Way We Think?

Something as simple as an object's texture can affect how you think and feel about the world around you.

February 21, 2006

 

coins

Cool Cash

It neat, it's educational, and best of all, it doesn't involve anything that could explode or become poisonous or make a terrible smell.

December 23, 2005

 

Painful Thoughts

Despite the wisdom of the constitution, it is simply not true that all people are created equal. Some are faster than others, some are better at math and some are musical geniuses, and some people have a higher threshold for pain than others. However, as a one study suggests, the ability to withstand pain is something that all people can improve upon, whether or not you’re born with this peculiar talent. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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