touch sensation


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Related to touch sensation: sense of touch, somatic sensory area
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Noun1.touch sensation - the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skintouch sensation - the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin; "she likes the touch of silk on her skin"; "the surface had a greasy feeling"
perception - the process of perceiving
creepiness - an uneasy sensation as of insects creeping on your skin
cutaneous sensation, haptic sensation, skin sensation - a sensation localized on the skin
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The haptic driver provides a touch sensation when a user interacts with a touchscreen.
The findings not only describe a key advance in our understanding of touch sensation, but may stimulate research into loss of sensitive-touch perception.
A team from the department of neurogenetics headed by Professor Kyproulla Christodoulou have recently finished a study on Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome, which is a genetic disorder of the peripheral nervous system characterised by progressive loss of muscle tissue and touch sensation across various parts of the body.
The FAH4830 haptic driver provides a touch sensation when a user interacts with a touch screen.
They also have problems with loss of muscle and touch sensation, predominantly in the feet and legs but also in the hands and arms in the advanced stages of disease.
Morris became one of Britain's brightest Paralympic prospects after she was diagnosed with a disorder leading to muscle wastage and loss of touch sensation.
The secret to Mogu, Ishida said, is the combination of the "power beads" and the pliable, supple fabric with a spandex component that creates a touch sensation so unlike decorative pillows in the market.
That explains why fat produces a touch sensation - creaminess - in the mouth.
Investigators have determined that individuals who are incomplete only by virtue of retained pin prick sensation sacrally have a better prognosis for lower extremity motor recovery than those who have only light touch sensation.
Vacratsis said the funding will help him hire graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who will utilize a variety of analytical and biological techniques to better understand the cellular processes involved in CMT, a neuromuscular disorder characterized by loss of muscle mass and touch sensation across various parts of the body.
Washington, Feb 22 ( ANI ): Scientists have discovered that a gene known to control lens development is also vital for the development of neurons responsible for mechanosensory - touch sensation - function.
The traditional long white extended cane is crucial for Carl to extend his range of touch sensation and this key tool acts as a navigator for him in what is still a foreign landscape.