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Posts tagged temperature receptors

May 17, 2013

 

Boiling water in pot

Ow! Why Hot Feels Cold

Have you ever dipped your toe into a hot bath and felt a flash of icy cold just before you realize that its really burning?

July 9, 2010

 

chili-peppers

How Do Chili Peppers Make Your Mouth Feel Like It’s On Fire?

When you bite into a pepper you feel a burning sensation on your tongue. How does this happen.

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