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ERIC Number: ED139138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Vibrotactile Reception and Discrimination of Speech Signals: A Comparison Among Body Loci.
Berman, Steven E.
In order to test detection thresholds and discrimination for certain speech sounds, 10 individuals received tape recorded programs of speech signals transduced into vibrotactile information. Stimuli were presented to the fingertip, palm, wrist, forearm, and thigh. Results indicated that thresholds of detection could be elicited at all five body loci. Ss' discrimination performances showed high intra test-retest reliability, with Ss consistently judging pairs as "same" or "different" for each body locus tested. Results had implications for use of vibrotactile stimuli with the hearing impaired. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention, The Council for Exceptional Children (55th, Atlanta, Georgia, April 11-15, 1977)