How does human touch work?

Find out how the sense of touch tells humans about pressure and temperature.

Touch - key words

Skin - Largest organ of the human body. Contains sense receptors that detect touch. The skin protects the body from damage.

Sense receptors - Sense cells in the skin. Different receptors detect different things like temperature, pressure and pain

Nervous system - The network of nerve cells that transport messages around the body

Reflex - A reflex action is something your body does in response to something happening. It happens very quickly without you thinking about it