Head of Psychological Science at the University of Bristol
Related Sense: Touch
Michael Banissy is a Professor of Psychological Science and Head of the School of Psychological Science at the University of Bristol (UK). He has produced over 100 scientific articles and is the author of the internationally acclaimed book ‘When We Touch’ (UK Edition) / ‘Touch Matters’ (US Edition). An expert in social interactions and relationships, Michael studies affection, communication, empathy, sleep, and touch. Michael has received awards from the British Psychological Society and the European Society of Cognitive Psychology for outstanding contributions to psychological research. He has also been recognised for his engagement with the public and industry. Michael appears regularly on the BBC and has been featured across various outlets, including ESPN, National Public Radio, Psychologies, Scientific American, The Times, Vice, and many more. Learn more at www.banissy.com.
Michael’s Journey into Touch
“When We Touch” and How Touch is Underappreciated
Harnessing Touch and the Application of Technology
Cultural and Personal Impacts on Touch
Can Touch Affect Our Ability to be Creative?
How Can Touch Benefit Humankind?
Can Touch Impact our Memories?
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