It is a well-known fact that music can evoke a range of emotions. Researchers have now found that it can even influence our sense of touch.
The sexier we find the music, more sensual becomes the touch for us, according to the study.
“We have observed that the sexier we perceive music, the sexier we also perceive touch that is administered simultaneously,” said study leader Tom Fritz from Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany.
The research, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, involved a robot administering incognito touches.
The participants placed their forearm through a curtain where it was stroked by a controlled robot movement.