Decline of tactile acuity in aging: a study of body site, blood flow, and lifetime habits of smoking and physical activity

@article{Stevens2003DeclineOT,
  title={Decline of tactile acuity in aging: a study of body site, blood flow, and lifetime habits of smoking and physical activity},
  author={J. C. Stevens and Marty Alvarez-Reeves and L. DiPietro and G. Mack and B. Green},
  journal={Somatosensory & Motor Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={20},
  pages={271 - 279}
}
Tactile acuity of 60 older subjects (≥ 65 years) and 19 younger subjects (18–28 years) was assessed by two-point gap thresholds at the upper and lower surfaces of the forefinger, at the upper and lower surfaces of the feet, and at the volar surface of the forearm. The older subjects were assigned to one of four groups of 15 subjects each, depending on reported lifetime habits of physical activity and smoking: (1) active smokers, (2) active nonsmokers, (3) inactive smokers, and (4) inactive… Expand
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