Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

© 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.

Original publication





Book title

Reference Module in Biomedical Research

Publication Date