touch receptor


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touch receptor

A Merkel disk, a Meissner corpuscle, or a nerve plexus around a hair root.
See also: receptor
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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.