Spatial acuity of the body surface over the life span.

  title={Spatial acuity of the body surface over the life span.},
  author={Joseph C Stevens and K. K. Choo},
  journal={Somatosensory & motor research},
  volume={13 2},
Spatial acuity over 13 regions of the body was assessed cross-sectionally in 122 male and female subjects between 8 and 87 years of age. Of two measures, the primary one was a threshold for detecting a gap between two points (a refinement of the conventional two-point threshold). The secondary one was a threshold of point localization in 7 of these 13 body regions. The two measures yielded similar pictures of body acuity and age-related changes in acuity, and they agreed in essentials with an… CONTINUE READING