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Thermoception or thermoreception is the sense by which perceives temperature is perceived.

In man, most thermoception is done by the skin. The details of how temperature receptors work is still being investigated. There appear to be at least two types of sensor: those that detect heat (i.e. temperatures above body temperature) and those that detect cold (i.e. temperatures below body temperature).

Main article: Thermoception in animals

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