Brammer, Anthony J. Institute for Microstructural Sciences, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Last reviewed:August 2020
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The response of tactile nerve endings to varying forces on the skin and to oscillatory motion of the skin. Grasping, holding, and tactile exploration of an object are part of everyday experience. The performance of all these activities is dependent on the dynamic response of specialized nerve endings located in the skin.
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