The "Linguameter" A Device for Investigating Tongue-Muscle Control Research Note
Research Note  |   September 01, 1980
The "Linguameter"
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • R. J. Porter, Jr.
    University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
  • J. F. Lubker
    University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
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Research Notes
Research Note   |   September 01, 1980
The "Linguameter"
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1980, Vol. 23, 490-494. doi:10.1044/jshr.2303.490
History: Received May 10, 1979 , Accepted July 23, 1979
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, September 1980, Vol. 23, 490-494. doi:10.1044/jshr.2303.490
History: Received May 10, 1979; Accepted July 23, 1979

A device we call a Linguameter is described. It allows measurement of subjects' abilities to position their tongues at points in the horizontal plane. Results with a prototype are reported for three tasks. All subjects could reproduce, bisect, and transpose arbitrary intervals with a very high degree of accuracy. This highly accurate normal performance, coupled with the sensitivity of the device, may make it of interest in studies of the oral or other sensory-motor sytem's normal functioning, as well as in investigations of sensory-motor pathology.

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