Title

Testing procedures for measuring oral vibrotactile thresholds: III. Effects obtained using a nonclamping method

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1978

Abstract

Lingual vibrotactile thresholds were obtained from 20 randomly selected adult subjects utilizing a modified testing technique which does not clamp the lingual structure. Results across five frequencies showed a flat nonsummating response that was significantly different from previous results in which some degree of lingual clamping was procedurally employed. Findings were consistent over test-retest conditions and supported the view that lingual clamping may distort tissues so as to excite ventrally based frequency-responsive mechano-receptors. © 1978, The Psychonomic Society, Inc.. All rights reserved.

Publication Name

Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society

Volume Number

12

First Page

291

Last Page

293

Issue Number

4

DOI

10.3758/BF03329686

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