Why do hugs feel good?
Can hugs cure loneliness and depression?
Is hugging a tree good for you?
What is the optimal length of time to hug for "feel-good" hormones?
Can you hug yourself?
In this episode Leaf and Elfie talk with Prof. Sebastian Ocklenburg about the science of hugging to find out answers to these questions and understand his research on social touch.
Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D., is a professor for research methods in psychology at the Department of Psychology at MSH Medical School, Hamburg, Germany.