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Properties of cutaneous mechanoreceptors in the human hand-related to touch sensation

  title={Properties of cutaneous mechanoreceptors in the human hand-related to touch sensation},
  author={' B.Vallbo},
Recordings from single peripheral nerve fibres made it possible to analyse the functional properties of tactile afferent units supplying the glabrous skin of the human hand and to assess directly the relation between impulse discharge and perceptive experiences. The 17,000 tactile units in this skin area of the human hand are of four different types: two fast adapting types, FA I and FA I1 (formerly RA and PC), and two slowly adapting types, SA I and SA 11. The receptive field characteristics… 

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