Tactile Sense

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Tactile sense is more commonly referred to as the sense of touch. Tactile stimuli are interpreted by the brain as pressure, vibration, stretch/movement, temperature, or pain.

The receptors that receive the signals from touch are primarily found in the skin.

Fun Fact: Sometimes our brain needs context to interpret what we are feeling, otherwise we may misunderstand what we are feeling. For example, a smooth and cold surface (like the stones seen below) may feel wet if we do not know that it is dry!

A child's hands are seen reaching for smooth, river pebbles to illustrate the tactile sense.
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