COVID-19 is Making Us Touch Starved

You can’t hug over Zoom.

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The Creation of Adam hand by Michelangelo, via PNGGuru.

Humans are Overly-Smart Primates that (Still) Bond By Social Grooming.

Harlow’s now infamous monkey study demonstrated something startling: our rhesus monkey cousins preferred contact comfort over actual food. They would rather cling to a warm, soft monkey-shape made of terry-cloth than a monkey-shaped provider of milk. They did so for a colossal 15 hours a day, while the actual food source received just 1 to 2 hours of attention.

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