Feeling vibrations: enhanced tactile sensitivity in congenitally deaf humans

@article{Levnen2001FeelingVE,
  title={Feeling vibrations: enhanced tactile sensitivity in congenitally deaf humans},
  author={Sari Lev{\"a}nen and Dorothea Hamdorf},
  journal={Neuroscience Letters},
  year={2001},
  volume={301},
  pages={75-77}
}
The human nervous system displays remarkable functional plasticity following long-term sensory deprivation. For example, the auditory cortex of congenitally deaf humans may start to process tactile information. To further explore this type of cross-modal plasticity, we examined the tactile accuracy of congenitally deaf and normal hearing subjects in frequency discrimination and in detection of random suprathreshold frequency changes within a monotonous sequence of vibratory stimuli. We found… Expand
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