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Touch (Cutaneous) How is touch a psychological experience? What are some examples that demonstrate touch as a psychological experience? Why is the study of touch important?
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Touch (Cutaneous) Harlow, Attachment and Monkeys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmbbfisRiwA Harlow, Experiment 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg9QCeA4FJs Relevant? Ethical? Recommendations?
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The Cutaneous Senses Touch is actually considered to be several independent senses: pressure warmth and cold pain vibration movement and stretch of skin These sensations depend on several different kinds of receptors.
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The Cutaneous Senses These are most noticeable in our skin same receptors in our internal organs, allowing us to feel internal pain, pressure, and temperature changes. For example, dentist work, pregnancy, childbirth, metal hips, knees, etc. Therefore, we also refer to these senses as comprising the somatosensory system .
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The Cutaneous Senses The primary somatosensory cortex Fingertips and lips, more cutaneous receptors. More tissue in the parietal lobes of the human cerebral cortex. Most humans with no impairment in these areas are very good at identifying familiar objects by touch alone.
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The Cutaneous Senses Pain Pain receptors are simple nerve endings that travel to the spinal cord. Perception of pain complex mixture of sensation
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2010 for the course PSY 22518 taught by Professor Dr.chrismayhorn during the Fall '09 term at N.C. State.

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