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Dr Manos Tsakiris and Dr Ana Tajadura-Jiménez have recently shown how listening to music that induces positive emotions delivered through headphones shifts the margins of personal space, allowing others to get closer to us. If you want to read more, follow these links:
http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0026083 (original paper)
http://www.rhul.ac.uk/aboutus/newsandevents/news/newsarticles/mp3playersshrinkourpersonalspace.aspx (RHUL press release)
http://news.menshealth.com/hate-crowds-heres-your-savior/2011/10/19/ (press coverage)
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/878399-commuters-wearing-headphones-given-less-personal-space (press coverage)
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