A recent article by the NY Times cites that there is evidence to support that even a little touch goes a long way. Researchers are finding that even brief, momentary touches can convey a wider range of emotions than gestures or words. The article states that researchers have begun to study the effect that physical touch has on how people think and behave. In fact, students who received supportive touch from a teacher were more likely to volunteer in class than those that didn't receive a touch. They also found that touch can reduce stress levels because it reduces levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. Click here to read the full article.
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