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[Oct. 20th, 2006|07:39 pm]
Nate Bunnyfield
Super important finding for anyone else studying how our species communicates.
I'll track down the article and post about it, if you are interested.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6290290
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From: nemp
2006-10-22 03:46 am (UTC)

pdf of article

http://fs6.depauw.edu:50080/~mhertenstein/pdf_documents/Touch%20communicates%20distinct%20emotions.pdf

Hitting someone suggests anger, trembling and squeezing suggests fear, stroking and interlocking fingers suggests love.
Disappointing.
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From: natebunnyfield
2006-10-22 05:16 am (UTC)

Re: pdf of article

I should say that the reason this super important to me, is my strong belief that physicality is essential to music, typograhy, and any form of human communication.
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From: nemp
2006-10-22 06:11 am (UTC)

Re: pdf of article

I concur, doctor. I should say that the reason this study is disappointing to me is that I feel touch can convey all of these emotions without hitting/squeezing/stroking. Gestured touch can communicate without vision---no big surprise. What can be communicated with touch and without obvious gesture?

Have you read the short story "Persistence of Vision", by John Varley?
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