tactile stimulation

tac·tile stim·u·la·tion

(tak'til stim'yū-lā'shŭn)
In the treatment of swallowing disorders, facilitation of reflexive and voluntary components of the swallow by stroking areas of the throat and tongue with a blunt probe.
See also: caloric stimulation
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A larger terry flap and flannel patch provide tactile stimulation. Hook-and-loop closures at the neck and waist make for easy closing and allow for quick removal.
During this procedure the animals typically bioluminesced in response to the tactile stimulation. Once a copepod was glued and transferred to the experimental setup, 3 h were allowed to elapse before it was tested for mechanical sensitivity.
Because it is likely that human touch is not as available in these settings as in "life before long-term care," we have to work doubly hard to put more touch and opportunities for tactile stimulation back into this environment.
During the recordings, the subjects were either in a sitting or supine (four patients at [T.sub.0]) position and instructed not to pay attention to the finger lift or tactile stimulation, to relax, and to avoid excessive blinking.
Ideal for tactile stimulation. Completely reusable.
A man's penis also gets more tactile stimulation during sleep than a woman's clitoris.
Finally, we directly tested the role of the L30s in mediating this inhibitory process by reversibly inactivating (hyperpolarizing) them during tactile stimulation; this significantly attenuates the inhibition of siphon-evoked responses (Fischer and Carew, 1995).
For example, the social worker can reinforce a sensory stimulation goal during visits with the resident by utilizing tactile stimulation, reality orientation, or reminiscence as part of the visit.
RSS consisting of high-frequency intermittent tactile stimulation can be regarded as a long-term potentiation- (LTP-) like protocol that enforces Hebbian learning [23] which provides a biological basis for erroneous learning methods for education and memory rehabilitation, thereby linking cellular plasticity mechanisms to human perceptual learning [5, 24, 25].
Music puzzles are one way to deliver maximum audio, visual and tactile stimulation in a single activity.
The location and nature of any higher level descending projections to the EOCN are unknown, although reflexive EODs in response to tactile stimulation can still be elicited in skates following ablation of the telencephalon or the cerebellum (Albe-Fessard and Szabo, 1955).
Furthermore, visual manipulation in the acupuncture stimulation was an important factor for autonomic responses, even without somatosensory tactile stimulation [12].