18th March 16
The fingertips, palms of the hands, the mouth, and the soles of the feet are all particularly sensitive areas of the human body.
Sensory receptors on the skin not only provide us with information about the characteristics and dangers of the environment, they also enable us to perform many skills and learn more about our body. Through such receptors, we perceive temperature, pressure, humidity, textures, contours and dimensions. We also perceive pain and learn to locate the different parts of our body and receive information from the positions we adopt, in such a way that it also helps us structure our own body image. For this purpose, various different processes of sensory discrimination are carried out.