|Nerve ending of Ruffini.|
|Gray's||subject #233 1061|
This spindle-shaped receptor is sensitive to skin stretch, and contributes to the kinesthetic sense of and control of finger position and movement. It is believed to be useful for monitoring slippage of objects along the surface of the skin, allowing modulation of grip on an object.
Footnotes and references
- Mountcastle, Vernon C. (2005). The Sensory Hand: Neural Mechanisms of Somatic Sensation. Harvard University Press. pp. pp. 34.
- Paré M, Behets C, Cornu O (2003). "Paucity of presumptive ruffini corpuscles in the index finger pad of humans". J Comp Neurol. 456 (3): 260–6. PMID 12528190.