Detection of vibration transmitted through an object grasped in the hand.

  title={Detection of vibration transmitted through an object grasped in the hand.},
  author={Amy J Brisben and Steven S. Hsiao and Kenneth O. Johnson},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  volume={81 4},
A tool or probe often functions as an extension of the hand, transmitting vibrations to the hand to produce a percept of the object contacting the tool or probe. This paper reports the psychophysical results of a combined psychophysical and neurophysiological study of the perception of vibration transmitted through a cylinder grasped in the hand. In the first part of the psychophysical study, 19 subjects grasped a cylinder, 32 mm diam, with an embedded motor that caused vibration parallel to… 

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