How Face-to-face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier And Smarter

Dec 1, 2014

12/01/14 - In our increasingly computer-mediated world of emails, text messages, and social media, is there still value in face-to-face contact? 

Susan Pinker via www.susanpinker.com
Credit Susie Lowe

Developmental psychologist and journalist, Susan Pinker argues that electronic communication can never replace our deeply rooted and fundamentally human need for social interaction and connection.   She’s the author of the "Village Effect: How Face-to-face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier And Smarter."  Pinker even goes so far as to say that human contact can ward off disease, educate our children, help us succeed in business, and increase our lifespan.  Learn more on Topical Currents, Monday at 1pm on WLRN.