The effects of skin temperature on the detection and discrimination of tactile stimulation.

@article{Gescheider1997TheEO,
  title={The effects of skin temperature on the detection and discrimination of tactile stimulation.},
  author={George A Gescheider and Joshua M. Thorpe and J Goodarz and Stanley J. Bolanowski},
  journal={Somatosensory & motor research},
  year={1997},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={181-8}
}
Detection thresholds and intensity-difference thresholds were measured on four subjects ranging in age from 19 to 22 years. The stimuli were 250-Hz bursts of vibration applied through a 3.0 cm2 contactor to the thenar eminence of the right hand. Detection thresholds were substantially higher at 20 degrees C than at 30 degrees or 40 degrees C and were only slightly higher at 40 degrees C than 30 degrees C. When the intensity-difference threshold was expressed in relative terms, as the proportion… CONTINUE READING

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