ARTICLE 1: 10 Psychological Effects of Nonsexual Touch
Using a variety of studies, the article discusses ten effects that touch can have on participants who are put in various situations.
Has the impression you get from someone who has touched you (in a nonsexual way) changed over the past ten years? Or we more wary and suspicious today?
ARTICLE 2: Sleeping Beauties seek fairytale love
A museum exhibit was set up in the Ukraine featuring real “sleeping beauties” who, after signing a contract, agreed to marry the man whose kiss they opened their eyes to.
What would drive someone to take part in this experiment? How desperate are they?
ARTICLE 3: Dating with science
The article discusses how, specifically in the situation of a date, a touch can have a lot of benefits for the toucher including a phone number.
If touch is so influential, how is it used dangerously in order to take advantage of someone (nonsexually)?
ARTICLE 4: Touch illusions
The article discusses varying touch illusions that are considered strange phenomenons.
How do these illusions work? What is the science behind them?
ARTICLE 5: The Body Language of Touch
We get an overview of the effects touch can have a person, whether it be how willing they are to trust someone or how willing they are to tip them.
Are there ways to train yourself to have better body language so that you can receive the best reaction possible from the person you are addressing?
ARTICLE 6: Hands on Research: The Science of Touch
The article discusses a numerous amount of studies done to show the benefits of touch, to include an experiment looking at women and men being able to differentiate between emotions, one looking at the difference in amount of touching in various countries and several looking at how touch can prove beneficial for patients with diseases or disorders.
How can the use of appropriate touch be implemented into the education system in order to benefit its students?
ARTICLE 1: The Cocktail Party Effect
Discussed here was the human ability to filter out one conversation and focus simply on one that a person is interested in, known as the Cocktail party effect.
Why is it that our brain is wired so that it can only pay attention to one thing at a time?
ARTICLE 2: Environmental Cues that Boost Creativity
Experiments performed by Juliet Zhu and her colleagues reveal that moderate noise level is the most proficient level of sound for stimulating creativity.
Is this knowledge of “best noise level” implemented in songs that are produced?
ARTICLE 3: Make the City Sound Better
A team of sound artists come together to create a taxi which takes in the sounds of the city and produces music, projecting it throughout the streets.
Is there some way to make this taxi concept more interactive for passengers?
ARTICLE 4: Beethoven’s Deafness Influenced His Music
This study, described in the article, examined a connection between Beethoven’s increased deafness and his music and found that as he became increasingly more deaf, his music used more low-pitched noises.
Are there any other possible reasons why his music became more centralized around low-pitched noises?
ARTICLE 5: The Sound of Taste
The article describes a study of how participants were given potato chips to eat and then a sound was played, the higher and crisper the sound, the better the chip was although they were all the same.
Could this sort of realization be implemented into restaurant aura?
ARTICLE 6: The Medium is the Massage
A futuristic thinker dreamt of our world before his time and budding off from his theories, the first mixed tap was created using relative objects to create sounds.
In technical terms, what was necessary to make this tape?