Effects of Practice and Instructional Set on the Measurement of Lingual Vibrotactile Thresholds The effects on lingual vibrotactile thresholds of three different instructional sets and three different practice conditions were determined for 30 normal adult subjects. Results showed no measurable differences between thresholds obtained with the use of the three different instructional sets, but a high false alarm rate occurred for all conditions. ... Research Note
Research Note  |   June 01, 1983
Effects of Practice and Instructional Set on the Measurement of Lingual Vibrotactile Thresholds
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Donald Fucci
    Ohio University, Athens
  • Larry H. Small
    Ohio University, Athens
  • Linda Petrosino
    Ohio University, Athens
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Research Notes
Research Note   |   June 01, 1983
Effects of Practice and Instructional Set on the Measurement of Lingual Vibrotactile Thresholds
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1983, Vol. 26, 289-293. doi:10.1044/jshr.2602.289
History: Received February 10, 1982 , Accepted August 9, 1982
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1983, Vol. 26, 289-293. doi:10.1044/jshr.2602.289
History: Received February 10, 1982; Accepted August 9, 1982

The effects on lingual vibrotactile thresholds of three different instructional sets and three different practice conditions were determined for 30 normal adult subjects. Results showed no measurable differences between thresholds obtained with the use of the three different instructional sets, but a high false alarm rate occurred for all conditions. When a subject was given practice at obtaining thresholds with a particular instructional set as a prerequisite to threshold data collection, false Mama responses disappeared. Lower (more sensitive) thresholds also were achieved when the practice condition used required the subject to provide three thresholds within 1µ of each other before commencing with actual testing.

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