[caption id="f_attachment" align="alignleft" width="350" caption="."]by dsb nola under CC [/caption]
Cat whiskers are used for many different things. They are full of nerve endings and the skin between each cheek whisker is also extremely sensitive. The technical name for these facial cat whiskers is vibrissae or tactile hairs. Usually when we think of something being tactile, we think of being sensitive to touch and this is exactly one of the things cats use their whiskers for.