You know that warm, happy feeling when you're holding a cup of hot cocoa? Or that serious, judgmental side that comes out when you are holding a clipboard?
These are both examples of "embodied cognition."
Psychologists are conducting experiments to find the link between what we touch and how we feel.
- Sense of Touch Colors Our View of the World (Science/AAAS)
- What We Touch Unconsciously Influences How We Think (MITmediarelations)
- Tactile Sensations Influence Social Judgments and Decisions (ScienceDaily)