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tactilogy (s) (noun)
The study or science of general sensations from various kinds of touching; including:
  • Delicate touch, or the ability to detect a light contact between an object and the skin.
  • Pain that warns the brain about a possible injury from an external stimulus and can trigger a reflex withdrawal.
  • Heat in which some free nerve endings respond specifically to heat.
  • Cold on the skin which can be detected by specialized end organs and extreme cold also stimulates pain receptors.
  • Pressure when a change in pressure on the skin is detected by specialized end organs called pacinian corpuscles.
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