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Tactile contact with the husband helping women overcome stress

January 22 2007

Tactile contact with her husband helps women quickly overcome the consequences of stress, found Professor James Koan of the University of Virginia with colleagues from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

16 couples, who praised his marital relations, participated in this study. The scientists used a technique of nuclear magnetic resonance imaging to determine the nature and dynamics of brain activity of subjects.

Every married woman is exposed to a weak electrical discharge in three different versions: a woman held the hand of a spouse, an unknown man, a woman was alone.

The most severe reaction to stress in women was when they were alone. Then, as the smallest largest response was observed in women, when their hand was holding her own husband. Nerve stimulation caused by electric discharge, in this variant of the experiment took place soon. Tactile effect was the stronger, the higher the wife's estimated their relationship: in appreciation of the consequences of stress were the most rapidly, scientists have discovered. According to Radio Liberty

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