American Physiological Society (APS), 'Why wet feels wet: Understanding the illusion of wetness', ScienceDaily, 1 October 2014.
Feeling that something is wet is quite a feat because our skin does not have receptors that sense wetness. (…) Researchers propose that wetness perception is intertwined with our ability to sense cold temperature and tactile sensations such as pressure and texture.
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D. Filingeri, D. Fournet, S. Hodder, G. Havenith, 'Why wet feels wet? A neurophysiological model of human cutaneous wetness sensitivity', Journal of Neurophysiology, 2014, 112 (6): 1457 DOI: 10.1152/jn.00120.2014.