Touch : The Science of the Sense that Makes Us Human Paperback / softback
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 11/02/2016
- Category: Physiology
- ISBN: 9780241184066