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The Science & Power of Touch

Summary: Your sense of touch influences almost every aspect of your life; from eating breakfast and driving to work to kissing your loved ones goodnight.
Air Date: 6/27/15
Duration: 60
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: David J. Linden, PhD
lindenDavid J. Linden is a professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the New York Times bestselling author of The Compass of Pleasure and The Accidental Mind. His laboratory has worked for many years on the cellular substrates of memory storage, recovery of function following brain injury among many other topics. He has a longstanding interest in scientific communication and served for several years as the Chief Editor of the Journal of Neurophysiology. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with his two children.
  • Book Title: TOUCH: The Science of Hand, Heart and Mind
The Science & Power of Touch

Your sense of touch influences almost every aspect of your life; from eating breakfast and driving to work to kissing your loved ones goodnight.

Touch in your interpersonal relationships is crucial to social bonding and your own development.

But, did you know there is a connection between your sense of touch and some diseases, including obesity, type-2 diabetes and digestive problems?

Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author, David J. Linden, joins Dr. Roizen to explain the powerful connection.

His new book, Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart and Mind, is a fascinating look at the sensation of touch and how we connect with the world.

Linden explores scientific advances in the understanding of touch that help explain your sense of self and your experience of the world.

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