By Ashley Montagu

With greater than 300,000 copies bought, this landmark e-book is a magnificent exam of the significance of touching. "All pros fascinated about human habit will locate anything of price. . . . mom and dad . . . can achieve perception into the nurturing wishes of infants."--Janet Rhoads, American magazine of Occupational Therapy

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FIGURE 2. The motor homunculus. While there is a close correspondence between sensory and motor representation, the correspondence is not complete. The representation of sensation refers to specific areas and parts, whereas the motor representation refers to the movements of those parts. (From W. Penfield and T. Rasmussen, The Cerebral Cortex of Man. New York: Macmillan, 1950, p. 214. ) The Mind of the Skin 17 of living and acting in space. Our perception of the visual world, for example, in fact blends what we have felt in past associations with what we have seen or the scene before us.

The Mind of the Skin 17 of living and acting in space. Our perception of the visual world, for example, in fact blends what we have felt in past associations with what we have seen or the scene before us. The haptic is an acquired sense in that it applies to seen objects that have been touched and acted upon. " In the landscape of humanity the haptic sense plays a highly significant role. When we speak of "keeping in touch" we know whereof we speak, that it is not a mere metaphor but a consummation much to be desired.

When we speak of "keeping in touch" we know whereof we speak, that it is not a mere metaphor but a consummation much to be desired. Consider: as a sensory system the skin is much the most important organ system of the body. A human being can spend his life blind and deaf and completely lacking the senses of smell and taste, but he cannot survive at all without the functions performed by the skin. The experience of Helen Keller, who became deaf and blind in infancy, whose mind was literally created through the stimulation of her skin, shows us that when other senses fail, the skin can to an extraordinary degree compensate for their deficiencies.

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