Did you know that more than half the brain is devoted to processing sensory experience, and much of that sensory receptivity focuses on touch? The brain, a 3-lb wet computer, is constantly processing incoming data from the senses. And like all good computers, the brain consumes more than one fourth of the body’s energy resources. Although you have touch receptors all over your body they are not distributed equally. Your hands are some of the most metabolically expensive real estate on your body.