10/06/2020 11:30 AM | Click to read full article
While we’ve personally always felt the power in hugs, we may have no idea there was a physiological explanation to it. Skin has little receptors that take in everything from the slightest breeze to a cut in the skin. So, when we hold someone’s hand or hug them, we feel every bit of them and our brains react. There’s a phenomenon known as skin hunger- If you’ve ever felt that inexplicable longing and desire to be physically close to someone, you know about skin hunger.