How do you feel?
David Linden looks at the sensation of touch, from its biological origins to its deep impact on the human experience.
David J. Linden, Ph.D., is a professor in the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His laboratory has worked for many years on the cellular substrates of memory storage, recovery of function following brain injury and a few other topics. He has a longstanding interest in scientific communication and served for many years as the Chief Editor of the Journal of Neurophysiology. Dr. Linden is the author of three books: The Accidental Mind (2008, Independent Publisher Book Awards, Science Category), New York Times Bestseller, The Compass of Pleasure (2011, Viking Press), and his latest publication Touch (2015, Viking/Penguin). Linden lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his two children.