Vicarious Social Touch Biases Gazing at Faces and Facial Emotions.

@article{Schirmer2018VicariousST,
  title={Vicarious Social Touch Biases Gazing at Faces and Facial Emotions.},
  author={Annett Schirmer and Tabitha Ng and Richard P. Ebstein},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2018}
}
Research has suggested that interpersonal touch promotes social processing and other-concern, and that women may respond to it more sensitively than men. In this study, we asked whether this phenomenon would extend to third-party observers who experience touch vicariously. In an eye-tracking experiment, participants (N = 64, 32 men and 32 women) viewed… CONTINUE READING