The Neuronal Basis of Temperature Reception

  • Claus Jessen


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 [211].


Discharge Rate Skin Temperature Trigeminal Ganglion Thermoregulatory Response Cold Receptor 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Claus Jessen
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  1. 1.Physiologisches InstitutJustus-Liebig-Universität GießenGießenGermany
  2. 2.Viereth-TrunstadtGermany

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