Claudia Hammond, ‘Nine things we learned from the world’s largest study of touch’, https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/58WGxwkrmrLclT4tcDYX4PB/nine-things-we-learned-from-the-world-s-largest-study-of-touch, BBC Radio 4 (bezocht op 15 oktober 2020)
Touch is a crucial part of our lives. The right kind of touch can reduce pain, soothe our stress and convey emotion faster than words. It’s a sense that you can’t turn off and we should not underestimate its power. (…) It’s also a sense that has taken on a new resonance during the pandemic. (…) People who like interpersonal touch tend to be more extraverted than those who don’t like it. (…) More than half of people think they don’t have enough touch in their lives. (…) People who like interpersonal touch tend to have higher levels of well-being and lower levels of loneliness.