Threshold and Suprathreshold Correlations for the Oral Tactile Sensory Mechanism The possible relationship between threshold and suprathreshold responses for the lingual tactile system was investigated. Lingual vibrotactile thresholds and suprathreshold magnitude function exponents were correlated for 26 adult subjects. A statistical analysis of the correlations indicated that there was no significant relationship between thresholds and exponents. Vibrotactile threshold and suprathreshold ... Research Article
Research Article  |   September 01, 1985
Threshold and Suprathreshold Correlations for the Oral Tactile Sensory Mechanism
 
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  • Donald Fucci
    Ohio University Athens
  • Daniel Harris
    Ohio University Athens
  • Linda Petrosino
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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Research Article   |   September 01, 1985
Threshold and Suprathreshold Correlations for the Oral Tactile Sensory Mechanism
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1985, Vol. 28, 331-335. doi:10.1044/jshr.2803.331
History: Received July 25, 1984 , Accepted February 28, 1985
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1985, Vol. 28, 331-335. doi:10.1044/jshr.2803.331
History: Received July 25, 1984; Accepted February 28, 1985

The possible relationship between threshold and suprathreshold responses for the lingual tactile system was investigated. Lingual vibrotactile thresholds and suprathreshold magnitude function exponents were correlated for 26 adult subjects. A statistical analysis of the correlations indicated that there was no significant relationship between thresholds and exponents. Vibrotactile threshold and suprathreshold information may be useful in increasing understanding of the complexities of oral somesthesis.

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