Thermal effects upon human vibratory sensitivity

dc.contributor.authorGundersheimer, Jerome Edwarden
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-09T21:35:12Zen
dc.date.available2017-03-09T21:35:12Zen
dc.date.issued1979en
dc.description.abstractVibrotactile sensitivity is measured using a "dry" procedure as opposed to a "wet" procedure previously used. Thresholds are determined using 40 Hz and 160 Hz stimuli across seven temperatures ranging from 20°C to 44°C. Twelve male subjects participated in each of four sessions, producing a high degree of reliability. Results indicate that vibrotactile sensitivity increases with temperatures above 32°C and decreases at temperatures below 32°C; thresholds represent similar functions for both high and low frequency vibrotactile receptor populations. Concerns with previous studies are discussed. Implications are made with regard to future work in the area regarding skin pigmentation and subject age.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentiii, 59, [1] leavesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/76008en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 5418462en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1979.G953en
dc.subject.lcshSenses and sensationen
dc.subject.lcshSensory stimulationen
dc.titleThermal effects upon human vibratory sensitivityen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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