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What the New Science of Touch Says About Ourselves


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Science of touch

Our skin is no neutral envelope; it is a busily sensing organ that situates us in relation to others and the world.

Credit: Javier Jan

On a bitter, soul-shivering, damp, biting gray February day in Cleveland—that is to say, on a February day in Cleveland—a handless man is handling a nonexistent ball.

From The New Yorker
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