First-Of-Its-Kind Mechanical Model Simulates Bending of Mammalian Whiskers (image) PLOS Share Print E-Mail Caption Mechanics is key to whisker tactile sensation. When a whisker is deflected, its deformation profile within the follicle determines the activity of different groups of mechanoreceptors. Credit Yifu Luo and Nadina Zweifel Usage Restrictions CC-BY 4.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.