Holding hands

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A note for Lesson no. 5, "Your Brain Secretly Works With Other Brains," in Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 85 is:

If your loved one is in pain, you can lessen her suffering merely by holding her hand.

See these references.[1]


  1. Coan, James A., Hillary S. Schaefer, and Richard J. Davidson. 2006. "Lending a Hand: Social Regulation of the Neural Response to Threat." Psychological Science 17 (12): 1032–1039.