Responses to threshold and suprathreshold stimuli by slowly adapting cutaneous mechanoreceptors in the cat Article

cited authors

  • Horch, KW; Burgess, PR

fiu authors


  • Although cutaneous type I and type II mechanoreceptors in the cat respond at progressively higher frequencies to increasingly rapid skin indentations of suprathreshold intensity, their thresholds are not lowered when these more rapid stimuli are applied. Since these receptors do not selectively detect rapid stimuli of small amplitude, even though they respond much more vigorously to a suprathreshold stimulus that is rapid, different parameters of the stimulus are signalled depending on whether it is near threshold or clearly suprathreshold. © 1976 Springer-Verlag.

publication date

  • January 1, 1976

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 307

end page

  • 315


  • 110


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