Brain Byte


  • Published17 Aug 2020
  • Author Calli McMurray
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Special receptors under your skin create the feelings of itch, touch, temperature, and pain.

Brain Bytes showcase essential facts about neuroscience.

Touch Brain Byte
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Design by Adrienne Tong.

Image by Hadjab et al. Journal of Neuroscience, 2013

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