This simple exercise demonstrates the common changes in peripheral sensation, associated with age-related reductions in touch receptors
as well as those that may accompany neuropathic changes in touch related to diabetes and other chronic diseases.
When you stroke your fingers over a surface, its structure triggers high-frequency vibrations in the finger, to which specific touch receptors
, the Pacinian corpuscles, respond.
While research has shown in detail how touch receptors
on the skin map to the brain, "it's really an open question which molecules are involved in detecting tactile stimuli, like vibrations or light touch, and how these molecules are modulated.
based company that is developing haptics-based technologies to provide warriors with information through their touch receptors
Parts of the body with lots of touch receptors
, such as the fingertips, have disproportionately large areas in the brain.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are developing this tongue-stimulating system, which translates images detected by a camera into a pattern of electric pulses that trigger touch receptors
THE sensitivity of a woman's skin to touch depends on millions of touch receptors
all over our body.