Age-related changes in tactile spatial resolution from 6 to 16 years old

  title={Age-related changes in tactile spatial resolution from 6 to 16 years old},
  author={Yannick Bleyenheuft and Caroline Cols and Carlyne Arnould and Jean-Louis Thonnard},
  journal={Somatosensory \& Motor Research},
  pages={83 - 87}
The aim of this study was to determine age-related changes in tactile spatial resolution from 6 to 16 years old. Two hundred and twenty-two healthy children (105 boys and 117 girls) were assessed. The tactile spatial resolution threshold was determined using a classic set of JVP domes with a procedure adapted for children. Preadolescence appears to be an important step in tactile spatial resolution since children aged between 6 and 9 years old had a worse tactile spatial resolution than older… 
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