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Which are the touch receptors present in our body , especially on our skin, can you give the exact locations and other functions if any ?

Which are the touch receptors present in our body , especially on our skin, can you give the exact locations and other functions if any ?

Grade:12th pass

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Arun
25763 Points
3 years ago
Our Touch encompasses senses related to pain, pressure, and temperature. The human skin contains millions and millions of receptors, and we sense and respond to the surrounding environment because of them. They send signals to our brain and spinal cord by reacting to touch. An amazing fact about our skin sensitivity is that, a human finger can sense even the tiniest protuberance on a surface, a bump that`s no more than 1/25,000th of an inch!The somatosensory system, our sensory system corresponding to touch, is a complex system which includes receptors; and the somatosensory cortex, which includes the postcentral gyrus, processes all the touch information that is received by the body. The system reacts to all changes and internal and external stimuli with the help of different types of receptors, such as mechanoreceptors, thermoreceptors, nociceptors, and chemoreceptors. Except for chemoreceptors, the others act as receptors for registering touch.

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