Age and strength influences on lingual tactile acuity.

  title={Age and strength influences on lingual tactile acuity.},
  author={Catriona M. Steele and Lisa Hill and Shauna L. Stokely and Melanie P{\'e}ladeau-Pigeon},
  journal={Journal of texture studies},
  volume={45 4},
Sensory function during the oral processing of liquids is thought to play a key role in informing the tailoring of swallowing motor behaviours to the flow characteristics of the bolus. In addition to taste receptors, the mouth and tongue house trigeminal nerve receptors that support the sensory detection of bolus size, shape (stereognosis), mass, temperature and movement. Recent studies suggest that healthy adults lose tongue strength with advancing age. However, little is known about changes… CONTINUE READING