Unformatted text preview: sensations activate different mechanoreceptors such as Meissner’s corpuscles and Pacinian corpuscles. When you rub your fingers across a coarse surface you feel it largely with your Pacinian corpuscles. You will feel this as a sensation of rough texture. 2. What purpose is served by the encapsulations around some sensory nerve endings in the skin? The encapsulation is a connective tissue around the nerve ending. The encapsulated nerve endings sense touch and pressure....
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- Spring '12
- Mechanoreceptor, Pacinian corpuscle, stimulus frequencies, preferred stimulus frequencies