tactile system

tactile system

That portion of the nervous system concerned with the sensation of touch. It includes sensory nerve endings (Meissner's corpuscles, Merkel's tactile disks, hair-root endings), afferent nerve fibers, conducting pathways in the cord and brain, and the sensory area of the parietal lobe of the cerebral cortex.
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Examples of the tactile system operation are shown in two videos.
They provide the blind with audiocassettes and lessons printed in Braille, a tactile system of raised dots the blind are able to read by running their fingers across a page.
The Vulcan Tactile System (VTS), which was displayed in action at CastExpo'13 in St.
When students need to edit documents independently, those who have been taught using my tactile system show greater confidence than those who have been taught simply by computer demonstration or teacher description.
The therapists see that everything done in therapy must relate to the IEP, and explaining that balance is associated with learning, that a skewed tactile system can impede executive functioning is crucial to treating the child correctly.
Paper topics include silent neurons in sensomotor cortices and their implications for cortical plasticity, the Vibrissa resonance hypothesis, spatial and temporal roles underlying rat barrel cones plasticity, cortical evidence, perceptual learning and referral in the tactile system, the effects of sensory deprivation in sensory function of the SI barrel cortex, the role of plasticity in sensomotor transformations, neural plasticity in the adult motor cortex, reorganization of the motor cortex after damage in the motor system, and a behavioral basis of focal hand dystonia through aberrant learning in the somatosensory cortex.
The vibrissal system contains an array of specialized vibrissae as the input stage of an extremely sensitive tactile system. Significant innovation will be the use of a stimulation matrix allowing independent deflection of 24 vibrissae.
* For Tactile Systems Technology Inc (NASDAQ: TCMD), BTIG upgraded the previous rating of Neutral to the current rating Buy.
Guggenheim analyst Chris Pasquale raised his price target for Tactile Systems Technology to $100 from $95 saying the company reported "strong" Q1 results.
Pediatric Occupational Therapist Irish Mae Chiu said young children require 3-4 hours per day of active rough and tumble play to achieve adequate sensory stimulation to their vestibular, proprioceptive and tactile systems for normal development.