Sep 292010

From: Greater Good Science Center

New video: When Dacher Keltner talks about compassion in action, it comes down to one word: TOUCH.

Many of us live in a touch-deprived culture. But in this video Keltner explains how touch is essential to communicating compassion and is a basic form of preventive medicine.

You can also read this essay by Keltner that elaborates on the science of touch.

For more, check out this research on the positive effect of touch in schools, and learn how important touch is in communicating positive emotions.