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Touch: The Science of the Sense that Makes Us Human

Touch: The Science of the Sense that Makes Us Human (Paperback)

By Linden, David J.

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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 Da...vid 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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ISBN 9780241184066
Released NZ 18 Apr 2016
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780241184066
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Ltd
Released 18 Apr 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Linden, David J.
Category Physiology
Popular Science
Neurosciences (Non-Medical)
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 17mm
Dewey Code 612.88
Weight 193g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;College/higher education