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Life Sciences => Physiology & Medicine => Topic started by: scientizscht on 27/12/2018 06:22:25

Title: How do you get chicken skin?
Post by: scientizscht on 27/12/2018 06:22:25
Hello

You know when it's cold and you get skin like chicken?

What's the molecular basis of this?
Title: Re: How do you get chicken skin?
Post by: evan_au on 27/12/2018 10:02:10
I think you are referring to "goose bumps"?

It is due to muscles under the skin causing the hairs to stand up. But it doesn't have a big effect in humans, since we don't have very much hair on most of our bodies.

A molecular-level explanation will be less comprehensible than a higher-level explanation, such as you will find here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goose_bumps