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Fight off Loneliness with Touch | Helena Backlund Wasling | TEDxGöteborg

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. As children we need touch to be able to handle stress and develop normally. Loneliness happens to be one of the greatest life hazards of our times and touching is a key element in connecting with people and forming relationships. Touch seems to benefit us in so many ways. http://www.tedxgoteborg.com/videos/ Helena Backlund Wasling and her team or researchers has mapped how a soft touch activates the parts of the brain that controls our emotions. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)