At a time of pandemic, an extraordinary photographic project unfolded between sheets of clear plastic.
Psychology studies suggest a variety of ways you can strengthen your bond and increase your satisfaction with your partner.
The loss of the simple act of hugging has taken a big emotional toll for many people during the pandemic.
The social isolation older adults are experiencing as they try to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic is raising new mental health risks, but people can take steps to protect themselves.
A give-and-take between patient and provider is essential to patient care. As the COVID-19 pandemic ushers in a new era of medicine, one doctor wonders if this connection will be lost.
Feeling desperate for a hug? You're not alone. Research suggests positive physical touch benefits our mental health.
All of the senses have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, not because the senses have changed, but because the world has, writes a sensory historian.
With dreaded, invisible germs lurking on surfaces and in people, our surroundings are seen as a minefield – and we end up dulling one of our most valuable senses.
Touch is essential to wellbeing, so we must make an effort not to associate it with negative feelings once the corona outbreak is over.
Designating an object with the movement of a finger is at the heart of human communication, yet precisely why we point isn't clearly understood. A new paper indicates that it may be related to touch.
Our sense of touch lets us know how hard or soft something is, how solid or pliable it is to handle. That's an important skill if you want robots to handle things safely.
New research involving temporary 'finger amputations’ raises hope for more effective stroke rehabilitation.
The news is filled with stories about inappropriate touching by politicians. But touch by politicians was long important in the US, and Abraham Lincoln's handshake helped engage and guide the nation.
Would you rather lose your sense of touch or your vision? Here are the pros and cons of each, according to science.
Synaesthesia – a rare experience where the senses merge – comes in many different forms.
Humans and horses have developed a unique interspecies language based on physical contact.
New research underscores the importance of positive touch in infancy.
Nearly everyone can't tickle themselves and it's all to do with how our brains see and perceive movement.
New breakthrough in how to test proteins linked to touch and movement could have major implications for strokes, diabetes, spinal injuries and much more.
The world outside the womb is full of new sensations for a newborn. New research is explaining how they navigate it.