How the four sensory receptors in our skin, which detect heat, cold, pain and pressure, help us to feel an object and can even help us tell if we like something or not.
- The skin contains millions of sensory receptors.
- There are four key types of sensation: touch, pressure, temperature and pain.
- The number of skin receptors varies in different parts of the body.
- The signals from different body parts are sent to particular regions of the brain.
"Oh that's very nice."
"Yeah nice and fluffy."
"Think I like that one."
It's at work all over your body
"Oh my God! They're maggots, ahhh!"
It allows you to instantly tell how something feels.
And it can produce two extreme sensations.
Both pleasure and intense pain.
So how does our sense of ...
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