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Why Do We Touch Our Faces So Much?

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Touching The Face: An Instant Self-Soother

The body has many nerve endings that's useful for self-soothing like with our fingertips that can delicately and precisely feel things.

However, the need to touch our face comes with the reason of economic efficiency. We are able to get the quickest relief with th...

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The Need For Self-Soothing

Self-touching or also known as self-pacifying is something that we do both consciously and unconsciously. It's done because our brain requires us to do so.

Certain touches like the twirling of the hair or even just by touching your beard can contribute to psychological comfort. When done ...

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Primitive Reflexes

As infants we have in our DNA the moro reflex and the palmar grasp reflex. These are reflexes that develop while we were in the womb and lasts until we are at 3-6 months of age.

These reflexes are responses to our environment whether it may be ...

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