This is a temporary short topic outline.

Importance of touch
	infants and young of other species
	emotional well-being

	skin receptors
	"phantom limbs" and other clinical phenomena

Touch and modern human cultures
	abuse and "inappropriate" touching
	loss of intimacy

Important people

	Harry Harlow (psycholgist at the U. of Wisconsin for many years did 
very important work on brain and intelligence,
 attachment, social environment and intelligence, learning sets, etc.)

	Wilder Penfield (famous MD, first mapped the human sensory-motor brain)
	 V.S. Ramachandran (psychologist from U.California, known for 
his work on perception, discussed phantom limbs in video)