A tactile stimulator for studying motion processing in the somatic sensory system of primates

Ranulfo Romo, Salvador Ruiz, Patricia Crespo, Steven S. Hsiao

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Abstract

A tactile stimulator was built for studying motion processing in the somatic sensory system of primates. This stimulator is used for assessing the responses of neurons of the somatic sensory system to stimuli moving in any traverse distance (range: 2-20 mm), with a variety of velocities (range: 4-120 mm/s), forces (range: 0-60 gf), and in any scanning direction. The stimulator is highly automated and can be used in combined psychophysical and neurophysiological studies in humans and in behaving monkeys.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-146
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Neuroscience Methods
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1993

Keywords

  • (Monkey)
  • Motion
  • Neurophysiology
  • Psychophysics
  • Tactile stimulator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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