touch perception


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Noun1.touch perception - the faculty of perceiving (via the skin) pressure or heat or paintouch perception - the faculty of perceiving (via the skin) pressure or heat or pain
somatic sense, somatic sensory system, somatosensory system, somaesthesis, somataesthesis, somesthesis, somaesthesia, somatesthesia, somesthesia - the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs
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Haptic illusions, cross-sensory relationships, and lifespan development of touch perception are discussed next.
Ramachandran, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Diego, says that the results raise intriguing questions about the malleability of touch perception.
Scientists are now analyzing specific pores, or channels, through cell membranes that may be responsible for touch perception, hearing and balance, as well as for the body's regulation of blood pressure, lung inflation, gut distension and other physiological processes.