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The Warmth of Being With Friends Akin to Cuddling Inside a Quilt: Study

by Savitha C Muppala on August 16, 2010 at 10:27 PM
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 The Warmth of Being With Friends Akin to Cuddling Inside a Quilt: Study

Being with friends is so heartwarming, akin to the experience of feeling warm inside a quilt, a new study has revealed.

Scientists found people felt up to 2C (3.6F) warmer when standing 2ft away from someone they were emotionally close to, and colder when they were with a person who did not share the same interests.

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Hans Ijzerman, from Amsterdam's VU University said that people put in a warmer room made them feel closer to the questioner - an opposite effect of the study.

"The theory is that the way we perceive relationships is affected by very basic factors. For example, when a baby is touched by its mother that warmth is associated with comfort," The Daily Mail quoted Ijzerman as saying.

"We are now looking at whether social and emotional closeness make a difference to body temperature," he added.

Source: ANI
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