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Measurement of vibration detection threshold and tactile spatial acuity in human subjects

Item Type:Article
Title:Measurement of vibration detection threshold and tactile spatial acuity in human subjects
Creators Name:Moshourab, R. and Frenzel, H. and Lechner, S. and Haseleu, J. and Bégay, V. and Omerbašić, D. and Lewin, G.R.
Abstract:Tests that allow the precise determination of psychophysical thresholds for vibration and grating orientation provide valuable information about mechanosensory function that are relevant for clinical diagnosis as well as for basic research. Here, we describe two psychophysical tests designed to determine the vibration detection threshold (automated system) and tactile spatial acuity (handheld device). Both procedures implement a two-interval forced-choice and a transformed-rule up and down experimental paradigm. These tests have been used to obtain mechanosensory profiles for individuals from distinct human cohorts such as twins or people with sensorineural deafness.
Keywords:Behavior, Vibration Detection Threshold, Forced-Choice, Psychophysics, Tactile Acuity, Grating Orientation, Sensory
Source:Journal of Visualized Experiments
ISSN:1940-087X
Publisher:JoVE (U.S.A.)
Number:115
Page Range:e52966
Date:1 September 2016
Official Publication:https://doi.org/10.3791/52966
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