Skin and Touch
Spence C., Gallace A., Bremner AJ.
© 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.The skin contains a wide variety of receptors that give rise to our experience of touch. Tactile experience depends on attention, and is typically the result of multisensory integration. Many of our tactile experiences are the result of the integration of inputs from different classes of receptors - known as touch blends. The sense of touch is an important albeit understudied sense. While the bandwidth of the sense of touch is relatively low, stimulating the skin can nevertheless convey emotional benefits.