FILINGERI, D. ... et al, 2014. Body mapping of thermal sensitivity to skin wetness across the torso. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46 (Supplement 1 5S), pp. 310, article 1233
Humidity receptors have never been identified on human skin and the ability to perceive skin wetness has been suggested to rely on the sensory inputs arising from thermal cold afferents. However, limited data are available on how thermal afferents and their regional distribution influence the perception of wetness. PURPOSE: Given the regional variability in thermal sensitivity across the torso, here we examined whether regional differences in the sensitivity to wetness exist.
This conference paper was presented at the 61st ACSM Annual Meeting held at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando Florida on 27th-30th May 2014. The abstract was published in a special issue supplement of the journal, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.