Neural Basis of the Sense of Flutter-Vibration

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Science  03 Feb 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3762, pp. 597-600
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3762.597


Comparison of human detection thresholds for oscillatory movement of the skin of the hand with response properties of first-order myelinated mechanoreceptive afferents from the monkey's hand, activated in an identical stimulus pattern, indicates that flutter-vibration is a dual form of mechanical sensibility, served peripherally by two different sets of fibers.

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