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Hi: I have speculative neuroscience question. PSTSN = Peripheral Somatic Tactile Sensory Neurons Tactile = Pertaining only to sense of touch [including temperature, pressure, pain, etc.]. *Not* including any visual, auditory, gustatory, olfactory perceptions or any sensations associated with the sense of balance. Peripheral = pertaining only to the peripheral nervous system and not the central nervous system. Somatic = pertaining only to the somatic nervous system and not the visceral, autonomic, or enteric nervous systems Let’s say a mysterious entity decides to stimulate all the PSTSNs all in my body to the maximum extent possible [in terms of extent to which a neuron is stimulated, how many neurons per area are stimulated, and during of stimulating] – without damaging any part of the body [including the PSTSNs] or overloading the rest of the nervous system. The rest of the nervous system [and my body] are not directly affected by the mystical entity itself. However, the extreme excitations of PSTSNs most likely will affect the rest of my body. What symptoms will I experience as a result of this extreme PSTSN excitement? The stimulation I speak of is marked by depolarization of the PSTSNs. When a neuron is stimulated, it depolarizes. When relaxed, it hyperpolarizes. As to what symptoms I’d experience, my guess is that I would feel some weird sensations throughout the body. Somatic reflexes to this aberrant tactile stimulus would likely cause the muscles in my arms and legs to become contract. Do I guess right? Would anything else happen to me? Anything dangerous? Thanks, Green
Re: Is my PSTSN excitation hazardous?
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