Your Brain on Hugs

In October 2017, EMOTIV partnered up with Huggies to bring to life the science of hugs at the Huggies Parents Council Science and Culture of Hugs event in Chicago.

A 20-second hug can help your child grow smarter, healthier, happier, more resilient, less prone to illness, and more connected to their family/community. A young child’s growth needs a lot of different sensory stimulation for normal development. Skin contact, or physical touch such as hugging, is one of the most important stimulations required to grow a healthy brain and a strong body.

At the event, President of EMOTIV, Olivier Oullier further delves into the neuroscience of hugs and its many benefits to babies and adults. Parenting influencers were also invited to wear an EMOTIV Insight whilst engaging in a long hug to examine their brain activity across the major frequency bands on a 3D brain model.