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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



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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