two illustrated figures hugging with cool colors around the outside and warm colors in the center

Touch is Really Strange

by Steve Haines Author and Sophie Standing Illustrator

In this graphic exploration of touch, author Steve Haines dives into this essential aspect of human experience and reveals why it is so essential to our wellbeing. Using science, Haines explains why we can't tickle ourselves, why slow touches convey more serious emotion than fast touches, and how touch can function as a double-edged sword, a thing that promotes intimacy under the right circumstances and a thing that induces trauma under others. Touch Is Really Strange examines the ways in which tactile sensations are central to the human experience, and helps the reader gain a greater appreciation for and understanding of its power.