Second sensory system discovered in human skin

Our picture of the human body just got a little bit more complete:

If this leads to treatments for poorly understood conditions like fibromyalgia and migraine headaches, it’ll be fantastic, but mostly it’s just astonishing that something like this could be right there in our own bodies and we’ve missed it for so long.


Great article – this may explain why I’ve broken all my toes several times, with very little pain, really. The one time I broke a toe and cut it to the bone, I set it myself and wrapped it up…and then finished Thanksgiving dinner prep. I’ve also got fibro and RA, so maybe the pain that was supposed to be in my toes just floats around.