VON FREY SPECIFICITY THEORY

a nineteenth-century theory, now highly controversial, which tried to describe feelings of coldness, contact, warmth, and pain by connecting them to various, particular receptors within the skin.

VON FREY SPECIFICITY THEORY: "The Von Frey Specificity Theory of pain is now disputed due to lack of anatomical knowledge in the 19th century. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VON FREY SPECIFICITY THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/von-frey-specificity-theory/ (accessed October 17, 2019).
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