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the science of the sense that makes us human
VerfasserIn: Linden, David J.
Verfasserangabe: David J. Linden
Jahr: 2016
Verlag: London, Penguin UK
Mediengruppe: Buch
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Touch is the sense that makes us human. If you are born blind or deaf, your body and brain will mostly develop normally and you can live a rich life. But deprive a baby of social touch and they will have higher life-long levels of stress and fear. From why brushing fingers with a waiter will make you leave a larger tip, to why a hot drink in a job interview improves your chances, this is a mesmerising journey into our senses. With surprising stories and cutting-edge research on pleasure and pain, it shows how touch shapes our sense of self and bonds us together.
Why does holding a hot drink make us like people more? How can a soldier under fire not even notice he's been shot? What makes sex so much fun? Touch is the most important sense we have. Without it, we cannot entirely feel pleasure or pain - we are less than human. In fact, as David Linden demonstrates in the astonishing stories gathered here, touch is central to who we are - from choosing our partners to comforting us on our deathbeds. Exploring the many surprising facts and myths about our sense of touch, Linden reveals how it defines us - and how, by understanding it, we can better know ourselves.
VerfasserIn: Linden, David J.
VerfasserInnenangabe: David J. Linden
Jahr: 2016
Verlag: London, Penguin UK
Systematik: PI.HLP, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Englisch [Sprache]
ISBN: 978-0-241-18406-6
2. ISBN: 0-241-18406-1
Beschreibung: 261 Seiten : Illustrationen
Schlagwörter: Tastsinn, Tastwahrnehmung
Sprache: Englisch
Fußnote: Includes bibliographical references and index. Text engl.
Mediengruppe: Buch