Cole, J., Bushnell, M. C., McGlone, F., Elam, M., Lamarre, Y., Vallbo, A. and Olausson, H., 2006. Unmyelinated tactile afferents underpin detection of low-force monofilaments. Muscle & Nerve, 34 (1), pp. 105-107.
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Human hairy but not glabrous skin has unmyelinated (C) tactile (CT) afferents that project to insular cortex. We studied two subjects with the rare sensory neuronopathy syndrome who lack A-beta fibers but have relatively preserved C-fiber function. Weak monofilaments were detected on hairy skin alone. Hence, the ability to detect light touch does not depend entirely on the A-beta somatosensory system; CT afferents may contribute to the detection of weak monofilaments.
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