Punctate pressure sensitivity: effects of skin temperature.

@article{Stevens1977PunctatePS,
  title={Punctate pressure sensitivity: effects of skin temperature.},
  author={Joseph C Stevens and Barry G Green and A S Krimsley},
  journal={Sensory processes},
  year={1977},
  volume={1 3},
  pages={238-43}
}
The dependence on skin temperature of tactile sensitivity to punctiform (hair) stimulation of the finger tip came under study in five subjects. Their data show that punctate sensitivity is relatively stable over a wide range of thermal environments. On the average, some elevation of touch threshold occurred at a skin temperature of 20 degrees C (i.e., about 10 degree below normal), but severe loss of sensitivity first occurred at 10 degrees C. A small but possibly insignificant loss appeared at… CONTINUE READING

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