I read in "Essentials of Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States By Carol Porth" that
"The thermal pain receptors are stimulated only by extremes of temperature such as "freezing cold" below 5°C and "burning hot" above 45°C."
Also in "The Journal of Neuroscience, April 7, 2010 • 30(14):4933– 4942 • 4933" it states:
"In lightly anesthetized rats, hindpaw cooling with ethyl chloride, but not acetone, was sufficiently noxious to evoke withdrawal reflexes"
We know, 'burning-hot'-receptors induce a withdrawal reflex when we touch a very hot object, say hot frying pan.
But does this mean if we touch a very cold object (temperatures below 5°C), the 'freezing-cold'-receptors would induce a withdrawal reflex in humans?