The way my finger with nerve damage doesn't wrinkle like the others.


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15 Nov 2017 12:04 - +16305
Great pic demonstrating that these finger wrinkles are an autonomic reflex, controlled by nerves. They have nothing to do with the actual water affecting the skin.
15 Nov 2017 11:49 - +2019
Weird. Never occured to me that your nerves would have that kind of effect on skin. PS how'd you get the nerve damage?
15 Nov 2017 12:28 - +741
Huh. TIL [that our hands wrinkle to increase grip when wet.](https://www.nature.com/news/science-gets-a-grip-on-wrinkly-fingers-1.12175) It's not because of absorption of water.
15 Nov 2017 11:47 - +590
First post got Rule 6'ed. So here is another try with a title more conforming to the format.
15 Nov 2017 12:13 - +142
Are you sure you weren't just flipping someone/something off for the duration of your bath?
15 Nov 2017 12:32 - +91
I always thought it was your skin just absorbing water, I had no idea it had to do with your nerves. That's really cool to see.
15 Nov 2017 14:11 - +90
I would consider this interestingasfuck.
15 Nov 2017 13:13 - +45
That's funny, I have nerve damage and I have the opposite problem. My affected hand prunes easily and sometimes stays pruned for hours.
15 Nov 2017 14:47 - +38
But if your middle finger is damaged.. how can you communicate with other drivers?
15 Nov 2017 12:14 - +25
I’m going to pretend that you told the world to go fuck itself for a long time from your pool.
15 Nov 2017 14:24 - +15
Saw a study that showed that skin gets wrinkly in water to improve grip. Nerve damage prevents the skin from feeling the water. It was an interesting study and the photo reminded me of it.
15 Nov 2017 14:44 - +15
your finger has totally lost it's survival instincts. 4/10, would prune.
15 Nov 2017 14:10 - +13
Your bathroom tiles are the same as the album art for [No Love Deep Web](https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.rapgenius.com%2F7c9a07e01c883800e7d687bde6d6f849.500x500x1.jpg&f=1) by Death Grips
15 Nov 2017 14:28 - +12
The nerves on that finger!
15 Nov 2017 15:16 - +12
So the secret to looking youthful forever is nerve damage! I just have to damage all of my nerves. Then maybe I'll never wrinkle.
15 Nov 2017 15:15 - +10
It just doesn't have the nerve to wrinkle
15 Nov 2017 15:06 - +7
Most mildly interesting thing I've ever seen. Nailed it.
15 Nov 2017 15:09 - +5
It makes intuitive sense if you think about it. This is definitely more than just mildy interesting lol, I think this is pretty dope.
15 Nov 2017 13:09 - +5
Mine does the same thing! Same finger too

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