Did you know that a recent study revealed that indeed holding hands bring about some healing magic?
Apparently, when women anticipate pain, some regions of the brain get active. But right at that instant when they hold their husband’s hands, the activity in the brain plunged. It’s interesting to find out that when in that pain anticipation mode, the touch of a stranger is also helpful, but not as calming as that of the touch of a spouse. In addition to that, when women on the research were frightened, the touch of their husbands’ also significantly reduced the fear.