skin senses


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Noun1.skin senses - the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)skin senses - the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands); "only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us"
exteroception - sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body
somatosense - any of the sensory systems that mediate sensations of pressure and tickle and warmth and cold and vibration and limb position and limb movement and 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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The device is about 10 times closer to how real human skin senses the environment, compared with other designs.
When your skin senses any of these, the nerve cells send messages to your brain, which tells you how to react--jerking back if you feel extreme heat, for example.