What is the somatosensory system?

What is the somatosensory system?.

Read the following article about the sensory function of our skin and answer the question below in your initial post: Swerdlow, J. Unmasking Skin. National Geographic. Accessed at http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/health-and-human-body/human-body/unmasking-skin/ on April 16, 2018. What is the somatosensory system? The article claims that we can live without some of our senses, but not without touch. Why is this so? Give two examples where this proves true, one that is not directly taken from the article (i.e., think of one on your own!). Do you think artificial skin could be developed to have a sense of touch? Why or why not?  

 

What is the somatosensory system?

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