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Children enjoy learning new words when introduced in context, for example, touch receptors in the skin; the language becomes meaningful (Skamp & Preston, 2015).
In terms of touch, tucked away in tiny pits in different parts of birds' beaks, and tongues, are numerous touch receptors.
Water, when it is moving, stimulates the touch receptors on the skin, increasing blood circulation and releasing tight muscles.
This simple exercise demonstrates the common changes in peripheral sensation, associated with age-related reductions in touch receptors as well as those that may accompany neuropathic changes in touch related to diabetes and other chronic diseases.