Wikia

Psychology Wiki

Tactual discrimination

Talk0
34,138pages on
this wiki
Revision as of 16:57, April 2, 2009 by Dr Joe Kiff (Talk | contribs)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

Assessment | Biopsychology | Comparative | Cognitive | Developmental | Language | Individual differences | Personality | Philosophy | Social |
Methods | Statistics | Clinical | Educational | Industrial | Professional items | World psychology |

Cognitive Psychology: Attention · Decision making · Learning · Judgement · Memory · Motivation · Perception · Reasoning · Thinking  - Cognitive processes Cognition - Outline Index


Tactile discrimination is an aspect of tactual perception and is the ability to differentiate information received through the sense of touch.

This is often tested during neurological examination and represents a higher level of neurological function involving the cerebral cortex. Examples include the ability to discriminate between sharp and dull objects touching the skin, stereognosis, graphesthesia, and two-point discrimination.

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki