A Holistic Model Of Human Touch

  title={A Holistic Model Of Human Touch},
  author={Dianne Pawluk and dianne and R H Howe},
To formulate a coherent explanation of the dynamic response of touch bres (mechanoreceptors) to mechanical stimuli applied to the skin surface, we must develop a holistic model which includes all of the fundamental constituents. These constituents are: the mechanics of the skin, the mechanics of the end organ, the creation of a generator potential, the initiation of an action potential, and (for some units) the branching structure of the a erent bres. We present preliminary results on the… CONTINUE READING