A scientist friend emailed me the link to this article, in Scientific American, and I felt it must be shared with the photography community as well. Talk about the healing power of photography! This brings it to a whole new level, and has also been scientifically proven. Like so many scientific discussions today, there will be naysayers, and those who admamantly deny it is true. I for one, believe there is validity behind the statement.
The jist of the research is that simply looking at a photo of a loved one can reduce the sensation of physical pain. In fact, the photos proved just as effective as actually touching their partner. Sounds like a great reason to carry some photos in your wallet.
I'm curious to hear your take on these findings. Please leave your thoughts in the comments.