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Asked • 07/11/19

How is temperature sensed?

Can anyone summarize the mechanism by which when an object of a given temperature is placed in contact with, say, the skin on a human fingertip, the average speed of the particles of the object is converted into nerve signals to the brain?If you can answer that, how about the format of how the temperature is encoded in the nerve signals?

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Stephen M. answered • 07/14/19

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Neuroscience major at UPenn with over two years of experience

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