Researchers from the UK and Finland within the framework of one of the latest works developed the "touch map". People react differently to touch depending on what kind of person touches them.
The results were quite predictable. The closer the two people were, the less forbidden places to touch to them remained. Your intimate areas are usually open only to people in love. The most accessible field – hands.
Interestingly, for men of open areas was significantly more. Women, in contrast, open access to only a small number of areas of your body. "Map touch", according to the data collected, about the same for all countries. "Country girls" scientists have named Britain, the open country was Finland.
"Touch is an important part of social relations" - says Julia Suvilahti, co-author of the work. She is confident, body language is one of the important components of social interaction between people.