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  From skin to nerves to brain, the organization of the body’s touch circuits powerfully influences our lives—affecting everything from consumer choice to sexual intercourse, tool use to the origins of language, chronic pain to healing. Interpersonal touch is crucial to social bonding and individual development.

In Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind, Johns Hopkins neuroscientist and bestselling author of The Compass of Pleasure, David Linden presents an engaging and fascinating examination of how the interface between our sense of touch and our emotional responses affects our social interactions as well as our general health and development.

On this edition of Vox Pop, it’s Medical Monday. Joining us to discuss dermatology is Dr. Jerome Hill of Capital District Dermatology Associates in Glenmont, New York. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.