Cold-induced pain and prickle in the glabrous and hairy skin.

  title={Cold-induced pain and prickle in the glabrous and hairy skin.},
  author={Karen D. Davis},
  volume={75 1},
Little is known concerning the mechanisms underlying the perception of cold pain in humans. An appreciation of these mechanisms is important to understand and possibly treat those disorders in which cold stimuli evoke unpleasant sensations. To study cold pain, I have conducted psychophysical experiments on 16 healthy subjects. A peltier-type stimulator (20 x 25 mm) was used to deliver stimuli to sites on the thenar eminence (glabrous skin) and volar forearm (hairy skin) of each arm. Each trial… CONTINUE READING