By: Daniel Glaser | How your brain tricks you to protect your skin | Daniel Glaser | Neuroscience | The Guardian
The neuroscience connecting skin receptors to the brain is far from straightforward, says Daniel Glaser
Sunburn continues to colour many of our experiences of the summer. Even as it draws to a close we can still get caught out.
We are all familiar with the effects, and the warnings, but what’s going on in your nervous system is more interesting than you may think. The term itself is slightly misleading. When we feel our skin burning after we’ve been in the sun for too long, our brain is actually being fooled.