Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Types of Skin Nerves

  1. Aug 31, 2003 #1


    User Avatar

    How many different kinds of sensory nerves are there present in our skin? I've heard of touch-lightly, touch-pressure, vibration, heat, cold, pain, itch, and tickle. Not to long ago I think a nerve for cuddling was found. Something called the CT Network. Also, are there any official names for these kinds of nerves?
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 31, 2003 #2
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2003
  4. Aug 31, 2003 #3


    User Avatar

    It has a few of the nerves listed there. But I don't think it has them all. I've never heard of those though, thanx.
  5. Aug 31, 2003 #4
    I searched "skin nerves". Try it
    and you may come up with a more
    comprehensive site.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2003
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Similar Discussions: Types of Skin Nerves
  1. Speed of nerves (Replies: 19)

  2. Nerve cells (Replies: 8)

  3. Nerve cells (Replies: 5)

  4. Skin Absorption (Replies: 4)

  5. Skin Color (Replies: 7)