The ability to feel mechanical vibrations on or near the body, such as when a vibrating tuning fork (typically 128 Hz) is placed over a bony prominence. A standard procedure in the neurological exam, it is used to test the integrity of the peripheral nerves and the lemniscal system (posterior columns).
References and Readings
- Ropper, A. H., & Brown, R. H. (2005). Adams and Victor’s principles of neurology. New York: McGraw Hill.Google Scholar