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Comparison of vibrotactile threshold and suprathreshold responses in men and women

Abstract

Vibrotactile tb:resholds were measured on the thenar eminence of 12 men and 12 women at 10 sinusoidal frequencies. No significant differences between the two groups were observed. Magnitude estimation and production procedures carried out with 6 men and 6 women from the same groups showed that women perceive suprathreshold vibration stimuli as more intense than do men, although women and men do not differ in their estimation of the length of lines.

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This research was supported by Grant NS-09940 from the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

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Verrillo, R.T. Comparison of vibrotactile threshold and suprathreshold responses in men and women. Perception & Psychophysics 26, 20–24 (1979). https://doi.org/10.3758/BF03199857

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Keywords

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Thenar Eminence
  • Vibrotactile Stimulus
  • Subjective Intensity
  • Magnitude Production