Isometric force control by human tongue and forefinger

D. Sutton*, C. R. Larson, E. M. Taylor, R. C. Lindeman

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The performance of the tongue and forefinger in two isometric force tracking tasks was studied. Tracking a sine-wave force was done more effectively than tracking a square-wave force, using either finger or the tongue. Finger tracking performance proved to be consistently better than tongue tracking in either task.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-36
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Oral Biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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