Things Are Good: After Conflict, Reach Out and Touch Them

An interesting new study has shown that male athletes touch each other more than female athletes after a sporting conflict. It also turns out that the male athletes demonstrate better “making up” skills – and it all comes down to touching each other. The researchers suspect that this could be some hardwired behaviour since chimps ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Ask General Kang: How do I stop feeling so nostalgic?

Ah, nostalgia! Of course, I am a primate too, so I have suffered from this particular ailment, though I am loath to admit it. I call it an ailment, because like you humans in previous ages, we Neecknabians see excessive … Continue reading →

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Caregivers’ Six Senses: Today is TOUCH

This is the first in a mini-series about how the senses are used in caregiving.  Today’s subject: TOUCH One of the benefits of caregiving, I believe, is that we touch the people we love more than the average, busy working person. Young parents know the primal satisfaction of touching their new baby.  But when children ...