The Neuronal Basis of Temperature Reception
When skin of a human subject is systematically explored with a pointed thermode of 28 °C or lower, certain small sites yield clear cold sensations while others do not. Similarly, if the thermode temperature is 40 °C, some sites generate warm sensations. Cold spots are more frequent than warm spots, and the density of both types varies, being high in the face and low in the calf .
KeywordsDischarge Rate Skin Temperature Trigeminal Ganglion Thermoregulatory Response Cold Receptor
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