Touch is Really Strange - ...Is Really Strange (Paperback)
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Touch is Really Strange - ...Is Really Strange (Paperback)

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Paperback 32 Pages / Published: 21/04/2021
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Why can't we tickle ourselves?

How can slow touch convey more powerful emotions than fast touch?

How does touch shape our perception of the world?


The latest addition to the Really Strange series, this science-based graphic comic addresses these questions and more, revealing the complexity of touch and exploring its power and limits. Used positively, touch can change pain and trauma, communicate compassion and love and generate social bonding. Get it wrong and it can be abusive and terrifying.
Touch helps us feel real. Knowledge comes through our body as we engage with space and with others. Before we have language, our concepts are formed as we meet a world full of edges and textures. Touch is Really Strange celebrates the power of inward touch (interoception) and looks at how we can use skilful contact to promote feelings of joy, connection and vitality.

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781787757103
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 141 g
Dimensions: 230 x 170 x 12 mm
Edition: Illustrated edition


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Touch is Really Strange is a wonderful addition to the Really Strange Series. Steve is a creative storyteller who is adept at making the science of complex human experiences accessible, interesting, engaging, and understandable, especially as it is brought to life through Sophie's visually arresting and deeply human artwork. This is a beautiful story about science, touch, and being human. It doesn't shy away from nuance and complexity, it embraces them to wonderful effect. -- Joletta Belton

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“Good”

The latest in the 'really strange' series and this time the focus is touch. Some useful information here, about how touch works and how it might not be what we expect. I would have liked more referencing to... More

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“Information in the form of a graphic novel”

'Touch is Really Strange' is the latest addition to the Really Strange Series. Told in the form of graphic novels, this book addresses the question of how we perceive touch and explores the power of touch... More

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“So interesting!”

This was a very enlightening read. I thoroughly enjoyed how it made me think about how we use touch in our day to day lives. The illustrations were beautiful and it was great to see every point explained with past... More

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