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The Touch Test

Almost 40,000 people from 112 countries chose to take part in The Touch Test, an online study commissioned by Wellcome Collection in collaboration with BBC Radio 4 and led by Professor Michael Banissy from Goldsmiths University of London. It ran from the end of January 2020 until the end of March, a week after lockdown began in the UK.

In a series of radio shows, podcasts and features, Claudia presents the results.

Programmes

The Touch Test logo

The Touch Test

Almost 40,000 people from 112 countries chose to take part in The Touch Test, an online study commissioned by Wellcome Collection in collaboration with BBC Radio 4 and led by Professor Michael Banissy from Goldsmiths University of London. It ran from the end of January 2020 until the end of March, a week after lockdown began in the UK.

In a series of radio shows, podcasts and features, Claudia presents the results.

Programmes

Claudia Hammond

The BBC Touch Tests

Results

Claudia reveals the survey results

A hand touching a feather

Anatomy of Touch

Episode One

How important is touch to us?

A hand touching a feather

Anatomy of Touch

Episode Two

The attitudes of strangers & colleagues

A hand touching a feather

Anatomy of Touch

Episode Three

The effect of culture

A hand touching a feather

Anatomy of Touch

Episode Four

Touch during lockdown

A hand touching a feather

Anatomy of Touch

Episode Five

Can touch be replicated digitally?

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Inside Health

The effects of touch in healthcare

Claudia Hammond

Inside Science

The neuroscience behind our sense of touch

Claudia Hammond

The BBC Touch Tests

Results

Claudia reveals the survey results

A hand touching a feather

Anatomy of Touch

Episode One

How important is touch to us?

A hand touching a feather

Anatomy of Touch

Episode Two

The attitudes of strangers & colleagues

A hand touching a feather

Anatomy of Touch

Episode Three

The effect of culture

A hand touching a feather

Anatomy of Touch

Episode Four

Touch during lockdown

A hand touching a feather

Anatomy of Touch

Episode Five

Can touch be replicated digitally?

The Inside Health logo

Inside Health

The effects of touch in healthcare

Claudia Hammond

Inside Science

The neuroscience behind our sense of touch

Features

A couple embracing

Touch in a time of covid

Holding hands

Nine things we learned in the study

Fingers touching

Why touch matters more during covid

Hands touching

Seven amazing aspects of touch

Features

A couple embracing

Touch in a time of covid

Holding hands

Nine things we learned in the study

Fingers touching

Why touch matters more during covid

Hands touching

Seven amazing aspects of touch