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Posts tagged temperature receptors

May 17, 2013

 

Sticking your finger in boiling hot water like this might produce a sensation called paradoxical cold which produces an icy cold feeling right before the burning sensation comes

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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