Progressive improvement in discriminative abilities in adult owl monkeys performing a tactile frequency discrimination task.

1. Adult owl monkeys were trained to detect a difference in the frequency of sequentially applied tactile stimuli presented to a constant, restricted location on the glabrous skin of a single finger. Psychophysical performance functions and thresholds were determined on daily sessions over a 3- to 20-wk-long training period. 2. Thresholds for the trained… CONTINUE READING