Touch communicates distinct emotions.

@article{Hertenstein2006TouchCD,
  title={Touch communicates distinct emotions.},
  author={M. Hertenstein and D. Keltner and B. App and Brittany A Bulleit and Ariane R Jaskolka},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2006},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={
          528-33
        }
}
The study of emotional signaling has focused almost exclusively on the face and voice. In 2 studies, the authors investigated whether people can identify emotions from the experience of being touched by a stranger on the arm (without seeing the touch). In the 3rd study, they investigated whether observers can identify emotions from watching someone being touched on the arm. Two kinds of evidence suggest that humans can communicate numerous emotions with touch. First, participants in the United… Expand
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