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Information-processing channels in the tactile sensory system [electronic resource] : a psychophysical and physiological analysis / George A. Gescheider, John H. Wright, Ronald T. Verrillo.

Author/Creator:
Gescheider, George A.
Publication:
New York : Psychology Press, c2009.
Series:
Scientific psychology series.
Scientific psychology series
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (146 p.)
Subjects:
Touch.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Contents:
Channels in touch
Identification of specific neural systems responsible for mechanoreception
Duplex model of mechanoreception
Spatial and temporal summation in the P system
The neural bases of the tactile systems
Anatomy of tactile receptors
Neurophysiology of tactile receptors and their nerve fibers
Neural bases of the P and NP systems
Four neural systems mediate the detection of vibratory stimuli
Frequency selectivity of a neural system is determined by its receptors
From neural systems to information-processing channels
Sensation-magnitude enhancement occurs within but not across channels
Multichannel model of tactile sensitivity
The psychophysical tuning curve
Testing the multichannel model through experiments on adaptation and masking
Adaptation reveals the existence of tactile channels
Masking occurs within but not across channels
Testing the multichannel model through experiments on sensory learning
Properties of tactile channels
The frequency selectivity of channels
Temporal summation and temporal acuity
Spatial acuity
Edge detection
Spatial summation
Effects of observer characteristics
Effects of aging on the sensitivity of tactile channels
Effects of the menstrual cycle
The functional roles of channels
Channels enhance the detectability of stimuli
Channels enhance the discriminability of stimuli
The functional roles of the individual tactile channels
The decibel scale
The functional role of the PC channel
The functional role of the RA channel
The functional role of the SA I channel
The functional role of the SA II channel
Specialization of channels
Channel interactions
Summation of sensation magnitude across channels
The perception of texture
Role of attention in the enhancement and summation of sensation magnitude
Interactions between tactile channels and other somatosensory submodalities.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-124) and indexes.
Contributor:
Wright, John H., 1938-
Verrillo, Ronald T.
ISBN:
1-135-41925-6
1-283-04590-7
9786613045904
0-203-89000-0
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