Sensitive SkinDo you know what is the most sensitive part of your body?
Is it your back?
Do this experiment and you will know.
To find out, perform a two point discrimination exam on a friend.
And let him or her do the same for you.
What to do?
Bend a paper clip into the shape of a U with the tips about 2 cm apart.
Make sure the tips of the U are even with each other.
(You can also use a divider)
Lightly touch the two ends of the paper clip to the back of the hand of your subject.
Your subject should not look at the area of skin that is being tested.
Do not press too hard! Make sure both tips touch the skin at the same time.
Ask your subject if he or she felt one or two pressure points.
If your subject reported one point, spread the tips of the clip a bit further apart, then touch the back of the subject's hand again.
If your subject reported two points, push the tips a bit closer together, and test again.
Measure the distance at which the subject reports "I feel two points".
Which part of your body is the most sensitive?
How did your measurements compare?
At this link you can see a Dutch Television Show with an experiment that looks likes this one: http://villa-achterwerk.vpro.nl
Please be a little patient for the movie to load.
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