- Science has shown the importance of tactile stimulation in our lives
- Designers and architects are designing environments that appeal to our sense of touch
- This can be seen as a welcome change in our increasingly digital lives
This article was originally published by The Spaces, a digital publication exploring new ways to live and work.
(CNN)Evidence of the importance of tactile stimulation is hardly in short supply. As long ago as 1958, psychologist Harry Harlow demonstrated that infant monkeys chose artificial mother surrogates covered in cloth over those with milk.