two-point discrimination test

two-point discrimination test

a test of the ability of a person to differentiate touch stimuli at two nearby points on the body at the same time. It is used in studies of possible damage to the parietal regions of the brain.
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Two-point discrimination test

two-point discrimination test

A test of cutaneous sensation involving determination of the ability of the patient to detect that the skin is being touched by two pointed objects at once. It is used to determine the degree of sensory loss following disease or trauma affecting the nervous system.
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Among other things, Sense of Touch describes Weber's influential two-point discrimination test and provides the fullest description of what came to be known as Weber's Law.
In addition to two-point discrimination tests, a range of stimuli of varying pressure and temperature were applied to different parts of the body.