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Physical contact is any bodily contact between people and is also used in the context of animal social behavior.

Touching is an important means of nonverbal communication.(see Haptics, for the study of human touching behaviour) and is an act of intimacy and affection, breaching as it does personal space

Being aware of physical contact involves the somatosensory system, facilitating tactition, the perception of pressure and tactual perception in general


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