EBFA: The Evolution of Touch, Emotion & Barefoot Science

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    Touch is a fascinating input system which can be linked to both SURVIVAL and HIGHER PROCESSING (neocortex) functions. This is evident in our evolution.

    But what happens when you have an altered relationship with touch & sensory input?

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    The Evolution of Touch, Emotion & Barefoot Science

    Touch is a powerful input system that: 1. allows us to navigate and manipulate our environment (i.e. feeling the sharpness of rocks under our feet cues us to walk slower) and 2. allows others to navigate and manipulate our environment (i.e. feeling someone grabbing you strongly warns you of a possible attack).


    From Survival to Sophisticated
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    The art of touch has gone from simply survival (is this a threat or not) to more finite and discriminative. This higher processing of touch refers to both the hands and feet - allows us to coordinate complex tasks such as micro-dissection surgery to the ability to read braille.

    In present day man both the protective and discriminative aspects of touch still exist through a relationship that researchers call a dualism. This dualism of touch requires balanced interpretation of touch. Any deviation towards protective > discriminative and the individual has a heightened emotional "fight or flight" response to touch.

    In present day man both the protective and discriminative aspects of touch still exist through a relationship that researchers call a dualism. This dualism of touch requires balanced interpretation of touch. Any deviation towards protective > discriminative and the individual has a heightened emotional "fight or flight" response to touch.


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