Chapter 17. Cutaneous Perception

  1. E. Bruce Goldstein
  1. Janet M. Weisenberger

Published Online: 1 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753477.ch17

Blackwell Handbook of Sensation and Perception

Blackwell Handbook of Sensation and Perception

How to Cite

Weisenberger, J. M. (2005) Cutaneous Perception, in Blackwell Handbook of Sensation and Perception (ed E. B. Goldstein), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470753477.ch17

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631206842

Online ISBN: 9780470753477

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Keywords:

  • cutaneous perception;
  • surface texture;
  • thermal conductivity;
  • human senses;
  • sensations

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction – Why Study the Sense of Touch? 536 Anatomy and Physiology of the Somatosensory System

  • Basic Psychophysics

  • Complex Perceptual Tasks

  • Theoretical Frameworks and Neural Mechanisms of Touch, Temperature, and Pain

  • Applications of Cutaneous Perception

  • The Present and Future of Cutaneous Research