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Humans can distinguish between fine textures, such as silk or satin, through vibrations a new study has found. These vibrations are picked up by two separate sets of nerve receptors in the skin and relayed to the brain.
Scientists call it the Goldilocks Principle. Animals can survive and breed only if the temperature is just right -- too hot and they will overheat, too cold and they will freeze.
Various areas of the brain process our sensory experiences.
Located just about an inch above the human elbow is one of the most sensitive patches of skin on our body. An excess of nerve endings in this region means just a light pinch will have even those with the highest pain thresholds flinching and begging for mercy.
When you walk into a darkened room, your first instinct is to feel around for a light switch.
- A hairdresser.