Why Your Brain Needs Touch To Make You Human – New Scientist 28/02/15

NewScientist28Feb2015Francis McGlone, and research by SomAffect & Collaborators, are featured in article about The Touch That Made You printed in the 28th February 2015 edition of New Scientist (£).

… It is becoming clear that touching each other plays a fundamental role in our lives. It isn’t just a sentimental human indulgence, says Francis McGlone at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. “It is a biological necessity.” …

… “My hunch is that the natural interaction between parents and the infant – that continuous desire to
touch, cuddle and handle – is providing the essential inputs that lay the foundations for a well-adjusted
social brain,” says McGlone. “It’s more than just nice, it’s absolutely critical.” …

 

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