Answer to Question #20444 in Other Biology for Moosa Allawati

Question #20444
hello, My question is about nerves in skin and specially (touch) Q:why do our skin feel heat faster than cool? or in another form if we kept our hands in two pots one is boiled water and the other is a very cold water in the same time exactly why would we take out our hand in the boiled water before the cold one?
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Expert's answer
2012-12-13T09:15:27-0500
Opposite to your statement, it is well known thatour skin on hands is more sensitive to cold. It s because of the fact that cold receptors are situated closer to the surface and their density is higher in derm in comparison with the hot receptors.

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