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  1. Jun 2021
  2. May 2021
    1. her hand felt for his and gave it a fleeting squeeze. It could not have been ten seconds, and yet it seemed a long time that their hands were clasped together. He had time to learn every detail of her hand. He explored the long fingers, the shapely nails, the work-hardened palm with its row of callouses, the smooth flesh under the wrist. Merely from feeling it he would have known it by sight. In the same instant it occurred to him that he did not know what colour the girl's eyes were. They were probably brown, but people with dark hair sometimes had blue eyes. To turn his head and look at her would have been inconceivable folly. With hands locked together, invisible among the press of bodies, they stared steadily in front of them, and instead of the eyes of the girl, the eyes of the aged prisoner gazed mournfully at Winston out of nests of hair.
  3. Feb 2021
    1. the "love machine," an apparatus designed to measure love. Usually these tests are begun when the monkey is 10 days of age, but this same persistent visual exploration has been obtained in a three-day-old monkey during the first half-hour of testing.

      While the apparatus was meant to see if there is an attachment to the cloth mother versus the wire mother or empty box. The monkey did not discriminate and opened the box no matter what was in it. There may be another type of connection that was needed besides just visual cues.

  4. May 2019
  5. Oct 2016
    1. “Jug Jug” to dirty ears.

      Refers to someone who is uneducated. Already, Eliot has referred to "Classic Literature" that most people in today's modern society aren't aware of. This is his way of mocking those people.

  6. Sep 2015
    1. In recent years, a wave of studies has documented some incredible emotional and physical health benefits that come from touch.

      To summarize:

      1. Sense emotions by touch only (though some difficulties with gender barriers for angered women and compassionate men).
      2. Much healthier (even granting survival) children in orphanages who are held.
      3. Differences in culture for cafe convo, # of touches: England, 0; USA, 2; France, 110; Puerto Rico, 180.
      4. NBA teams that touch more are more likely to win.
      5. A pat on the back by researcher heavily sways prisoner's dilemma participants.
  7. Jun 2015
    1. all the senses can be reduced to touch because of the atomic films touching the eye.

      I'm kind of partial to this argument that everything is touch, somehow.

    1. armor

      The theme/relation of touch & armor is pricking my ears/eyes/spidey-senses.

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    2. However much a boundary, it is always a permeable membrane between self and other.

      The body as a limit that separates what it also joins.

  8. May 2015
    1. with the

      So Aristotle is saying that the flesh of the body is not the organ that perceives touch, but like a shield which covers the body, something inside of which perceives touch. An interesting bid to fix interiority and exteriority as opposite things.