Term Information [More information on sensory perception of touch]

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GO:0050975
Name
sensory perception of touch
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
perception of touch, tactile sense, taction, tactition
Definition
The series of events required for an organism to receive a touch stimulus, convert it to a molecular signal, and recognize and characterize the signal. This is a neurological process. The perception of touch in animals is mediated by mechanoreceptors in the skin and mucous membranes and is the sense by which contact with objects gives evidence as to certain of their qualities. Different types of touch can be perceived (for example, light, coarse, pressure and tickling) and the stimulus may be external or internal (e.g. the feeling of a full stomach). Source: GOC:ai
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Ancestors of sensory perception of touch (GO:0050975)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
sensory perception of touch [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) biological_process (GO:0008150)
sensory perception of touch [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) multicellular organismal process (GO:0032501)
sensory perception of touch [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) system process (GO:0003008)
sensory perception of touch [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) neurological system process (GO:0050877)
sensory perception of touch [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) sensory perception (GO:0007600)
sensory perception of touch [is_a relation] is_a  sensory perception of mechanical stimulus (GO:0050954)
Children of sensory perception of touch (GO:0050975)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
detection of mechanical stimulus involved in sensory perception of touch (GO:0050976) [part_of relation] part_of  sensory perception of touch
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