Chapter 8. Touch

  1. C. U. M. Smith

Published Online: 24 NOV 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694374.ch8

Biology of Sensory Systems, Second Edition

Biology of Sensory Systems, Second Edition

How to Cite

Smith, C. U. M. (2009) Touch, in Biology of Sensory Systems, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694374.ch8

Author Information

  1. Vision Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2008
  2. Published Print: 9 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470518625

Online ISBN: 9780470694374

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Keywords:

  • touch sensitivity;
  • trichobothria;
  • acoustic sensilla;
  • touch sensitivity in spiders;
  • touch sensitivity in insects;
  • touch sensitivity in mammalian skin;
  • tympanic organs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Mechanoreception in Caenorhabditis Elegans

  • Spiders

  • Insects

  • Tactile Receptors in Mammalian Skin

  • Cerebral Analysis of Touch

  • Plasticity of the Somaesthetic Cortex

  • Concluding Remarks