Free Nerve Endings
Detects pain; found in epidermis.
Detects continuous touch; found in dermis.
Allows us to detect caress of clothing on skin; found in dermal papillae.
Root Hair Plexuses
Report on wind blowing on our hair or a soft tug; found in hair.
Detects deep pressure; found in deep dermis and hypodermis.
Detects cold and low vibrations; found in mouth, eyes, lips, mucous membranes.
Detects heat and deep pressure; found in dermis, epidermis, and joints.