While there are lots of other animals that feel wetness; buckle up, friends, humans can’t. When you spill a glass of water on yourself, you are feeling something, but it’s not the water. We don’t like it either, but it seems to be true.
2014 NIH reprint of Journal of Neurophysiology Why wet feels wet? A neurophysiological model of human cutaneous wetness sensitivity
IFL Science version
Science Daily: Understanding the Illusion of Wetness
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