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Description - Touch by David J. Linden

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780241184066
ISBN-10: 0241184061
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Viking
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Feb-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David J. Linden

David Linden is a professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, USA, and the award-winning author of The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God which was a New York Times bestseller. Since 2008 he has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neurophysiology, a role at the centre of the neuroscience research community. He lives in Baltimore.

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