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Posts tagged sensory receptors

April 6, 2015



Face the Gator 

Despite their tough exterior, gators are extremely touchy.

July 22, 2014


Is the answer really as simple as identifying a touch-loving receptor?

Why Does a Warm Caress Feel Good?

For most of us, a gentle touch from another human being every now and then is a nice thing. Could this be due to a special sensory receptor in our skin?

April 8, 2004


Face the Gator

Learn about the sensitive skin of alligators on this Moment of Science.

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