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Jan 23, 2023

Origins of Pleasurable Touch Traced From Skin to Brain

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Summary: Study reveals a skin-to-brain neural circuit that responds to rewarding forms of social touch. Researchers say the findings could provide an avenue for harnessing the power of touch to assist in treating social and emotional disorders.

Source: Columbia University.

A parent’s reassuring touch. A friend’s warm hug. A lover’s enticing embrace. These are among the tactile joys in our lives.

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