Accession Number : AD0446305


Title :   INTERLIMB TRANSFER OF CHANGES IN TACTUAL ACUITY FOLLOWING OCCLUSION OF A CIRCUMSCRIBED AREA OF THE SKIN,


Corporate Author : MANITOBA UNIV WINNIPEG


Personal Author(s) : Aftanas, Marion ; Zubek, John P


Report Date : 24 Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : Three groups of Ss were used, one serving as control and the others exposed to either a week of no tactual stimulation of a circumscribed area on the left forearm or a week of constant light pressure to the same skin area. Two measures of tactual acuity, namely two-point threshold and tactual fusion, were taken before and after each condition. Both measures indicated an increase in acuity following the no stimulation condition and a decrease in acuity after constant stimulation. No effect was shown by the control group. Changes in tactual acuity similar to those produced on the experimental arm, but not as pronounced, w5re also present on a homologous but not on a non-homologous area of the contralateral arm. A differential sensory input hypothesis is postulated as an explanation of the results. (Author)


Descriptors :   *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , SKIN(ANATOMY) , STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY) , ACUITY , MEASUREMENT , THEORY , PERCEPTION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE