The science of hugs

You may think of yourself a good hugger, but does science agree?...
02 December 2021
Presented by Katie King
Production by Katie King.


Holding hands


As we near Christmas, we will be subjected to a fair few more hugs than usual! Some of them can be great, and others... just downright awkward. But what makes a bad hug? What makes a good hug? New research has been published investigating the most pleasant hugging style. Katie King spoke to Anna-Lena Duren to find out why hugs are an important area to study.


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