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- "Touch" redirects here. For other uses, see Touch (disambiguation).
Tactual perception or is the awareness of physical objects through the sense of touch which is mediated by the somatosensory system.
Touch may be considered one of five human senses; however, when a person touches something or somebody this gives rise to various feelings: the perception of pressure (hence shape, softness, texture, vibration, etc.), relative temperature and sometimes pain. Thus the term "touch" is actually the combined term for several senses.
- Anesthesia (feeling)
- Aphephobia - fear of being touched by another person.
- Cutaneous sense
- Haptic perception
- Physical contact
- Tactile graphic
- Tactual discrimination
- Texture perception
- Vibrotactile thresholds
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