Touch is a neuroscientists perspective on the human sense of touch and the profound impact it has on life in our species its a short book only about 200 pages of substantive text arranged into eight chapters. How do we make sense of the world around us while humans can be said to be primarily visual in interacting with the world linden makes a persuasive case that touch is much more fundamental to our emotional well being and way of relating to the world. Touch is the sense that makes us human if you are born blind or deaf your body and brain will mostly develop normally and you can live a rich life. 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 david 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. Available in paperback exploring the many surprising facts and myths about our sense of touch this book reveals how it defines us and how by understanding it we can better know ourselves
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