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SLIMAN BENSMAIA

TitleASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentOrg.Bio./Anatomy
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    DepartmentBiological Sciences Collegiate Division


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    1. Okorokova EV, He Q, Bensmaia SJ. Biomimetic encoding model for restoring touch in bionic hands through a nerve interface. J Neural Eng. 2018 Dec; 15(6):066033. PMID: 30245482.
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    2. Delhaye BP, Long KH, Bensmaia SJ. Neural Basis of Touch and Proprioception in Primate Cortex. Compr Physiol. 2018 Sep 14; 8(4):1575-1602. PMID: 30215864.
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    3. Graczyk EL, Delhaye BP, Schiefer MA, Bensmaia SJ, Tyler DJ. Sensory adaptation to electrical stimulation of the somatosensory nerves. J Neural Eng. 2018 Aug; 15(4):046002. PMID: 29551756.
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    4. Suresh AK, Winberry JE, Versteeg C, Chowdhury R, Tomlinson T, Rosenow JM, Miller LE, Bensmaia SJ. Methodological considerations for a chronic neural interface with the cuneate nucleus of macaques. J Neurophysiol. 2017 Dec 01; 118(6):3271-3281. PMID: 28904101.
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    5. Lieber JD, Xia X, Weber AI, Bensmaia SJ. The neural code for tactile roughness in the somatosensory nerves. J Neurophysiol. 2017 Dec 01; 118(6):3107-3117. PMID: 28855289.
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    6. Saal HP, Suresh AK, Solorzano LE, Weber AI, Bensmaia SJ. The Effect of Contact Force on the Responses of Tactile Nerve Fibers to Scanned Textures. Neuroscience. 2018 Oct 01; 389:99-103. PMID: 28844003.
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    7. Boundy-Singer ZM, Saal HP, Bensmaia SJ. Speed invariance of tactile texture perception. J Neurophysiol. 2017 Oct 01; 118(4):2371-2377. PMID: 28724777.
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    8. Saal HP, Delhaye BP, Rayhaun BC, Bensmaia SJ. Simulating tactile signals from the whole hand with millisecond precision. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jul 11; 114(28):E5693-E5702. PMID: 28652360.
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    9. Goodman JM, Bensmaia SJ. A Variation Code Accounts for the Perceived Roughness of Coarsely Textured Surfaces. Sci Rep. 2017 Apr 25; 7:46699. PMID: 28440308.
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    10. Makin TR, Bensmaia SJ. Stability of Sensory Topographies in Adult Cortex. Trends Cogn Sci. 2017 Mar; 21(3):195-204. PMID: 28214130.
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    11. Kim S, Callier T, Bensmaia SJ. A computational model that predicts behavioral sensitivity to intracortical microstimulation. J Neural Eng. 2017 Feb; 14(1):016012. PMID: 27977419.
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    12. Delhaye BP, Saal HP, Bensmaia SJ. Key considerations in designing a somatosensory neuroprosthesis. J Physiol Paris. 2016 Nov 01. PMID: 27815182.
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    13. Graczyk EL, Schiefer MA, Saal HP, Delhaye BP, Bensmaia SJ, Tyler DJ. The neural basis of perceived intensity in natural and artificial touch. Sci Transl Med. 2016 Oct 26; 8(362):362ra142. PMID: 27797958.
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    14. Flesher SN, Collinger JL, Foldes ST, Weiss JM, Downey JE, Tyler-Kabara EC, Bensmaia SJ, Schwartz AB, Boninger ML, Gaunt RA. Intracortical microstimulation of human somatosensory cortex. Sci Transl Med. 2016 Oct 19; 8(361):361ra141. PMID: 27738096.
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    15. Delhaye BP, Schluter EW, Bensmaia SJ. Robo-Psychophysics: Extracting Behaviorally Relevant Features from the Output of Sensors on a Prosthetic Finger. IEEE Trans Haptics. 2016 Oct-Dec; 9(4):499-507. PMID: 27992321.
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    16. Suresh AK, Saal HP, Bensmaia SJ. Edge orientation signals in tactile afferents of macaques. J Neurophysiol. 2016 Dec 01; 116(6):2647-2655. PMID: 27655968.
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    17. Saal HP, Wang X, Bensmaia SJ. Importance of spike timing in touch: an analogy with hearing? Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2016 Oct; 40:142-149. PMID: 27504741.
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    18. Saal HP, Harvey MA, Bensmaia SJ. Rate and timing of cortical responses driven by separate sensory channels. Elife. 2015 Dec 09; 4:e10450. PMID: 26650354.
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    19. Yau JM, Kim SS, Thakur PH, Bensmaia SJ. Feeling form: the neural basis of haptic shape perception. J Neurophysiol. 2016 Feb 01; 115(2):631-42. PMID: 26581869.
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    20. Cho Y, Craig JC, Hsiao SS, Bensmaia SJ. Vision is superior to touch in shape perception even with equivalent peripheral input. J Neurophysiol. 2016 Jan 01; 115(1):92-9. PMID: 26510760.
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    21. Kim S, Callier T, Tabot GA, Gaunt RA, Tenore FV, Bensmaia SJ. Behavioral assessment of sensitivity to intracortical microstimulation of primate somatosensory cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Dec 08; 112(49):15202-7. PMID: 26504211.
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    22. Rajan AT, Boback JL, Dammann JF, Tenore FV, Wester BA, Otto KJ, Gaunt RA, Bensmaia SJ. The effects of chronic intracortical microstimulation on neural tissue and fine motor behavior. J Neural Eng. 2015 Dec; 12(6):066018. PMID: 26479701.
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    23. Pack CC, Bensmaia SJ. Seeing and Feeling Motion: Canonical Computations in Vision and Touch. PLoS Biol. 2015; 13(9):e1002271. PMID: 26418156.
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    24. Bensmaia SJ. Biological and bionic hands: natural neural coding and artificial perception. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2015 Sep 19; 370(1677):20140209. PMID: 26240424.
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    25. Callier T, Schluter EW, Tabot GA, Miller LE, Tenore FV, Bensmaia SJ. Long-term stability of sensitivity to intracortical microstimulation of somatosensory cortex. J Neural Eng. 2015 Oct; 12(5):056010. PMID: 26291448.
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    26. Saal HP, Bensmaia SJ. Biomimetic approaches to bionic touch through a peripheral nerve interface. Neuropsychologia. 2015 Dec; 79(Pt B):344-53. PMID: 26092769.
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    27. Kim S, Callier T, Tabot GA, Tenore FV, Bensmaia SJ. Sensitivity to microstimulation of somatosensory cortex distributed over multiple electrodes. Front Syst Neurosci. 2015; 9:47. PMID: 25914630.
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    28. Callier T, Saal HP, Davis-Berg EC, Bensmaia SJ. Kinematics of unconstrained tactile texture exploration. J Neurophysiol. 2015 Apr 01; 113(7):3013-20. PMID: 25744883.
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    29. Bensmaia SJ, DiCarlo JJ. Steven Hsiao: in memoriam. Neuron. 2015 Feb 04; 85(3):458-61. PMID: 25802904.
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    30. Pei YC, Bensmaia SJ. The neural basis of tactile motion perception. J Neurophysiol. 2014 Dec 15; 112(12):3023-32. PMID: 25253479.
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    31. Saal HP, Bensmaia SJ. Touch is a team effort: interplay of submodalities in cutaneous sensibility. Trends Neurosci. 2014 Dec; 37(12):689-97. PMID: 25257208.
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    32. Tabot GA, Kim SS, Winberry JE, Bensmaia SJ. Restoring tactile and proprioceptive sensation through a brain interface. Neurobiol Dis. 2015 Nov; 83:191-8. PMID: 25201560.
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    33. Bensmaia SJ, Miller LE. Restoring sensorimotor function through intracortical interfaces: progress and looming challenges. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2014 May; 15(5):313-25. PMID: 24739786.
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    34. Manfredi LR, Saal HP, Brown KJ, Zielinski MC, Dammann JF, Polashock VS, Bensmaia SJ. Natural scenes in tactile texture. J Neurophysiol. 2014 May; 111(9):1792-802. PMID: 24523522.
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    35. Chen KH, Dammann JF, Boback JL, Tenore FV, Otto KJ, Gaunt RA, Bensmaia SJ. The effect of chronic intracortical microstimulation on the electrode-tissue interface. J Neural Eng. 2014 Apr; 11(2):026004. PMID: 24503702.
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    36. Pei YC, Lee TC, Chang TY, Ruffatto D, Spenko M, Bensmaia S. A multi-digit tactile motion stimulator. J Neurosci Methods. 2014 Apr 15; 226:80-7. PMID: 24485869.
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    37. Zaidi Q, Victor J, McDermott J, Geffen M, Bensmaia S, Cleland TA. Perceptual spaces: mathematical structures to neural mechanisms. J Neurosci. 2013 Nov 06; 33(45):17597-602. PMID: 24198350.
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    38. Tabot GA, Dammann JF, Berg JA, Tenore FV, Boback JL, Vogelstein RJ, Bensmaia SJ. Restoring the sense of touch with a prosthetic hand through a brain interface. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Nov 05; 110(45):18279-84. PMID: 24127595.
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    39. Weber AI, Saal HP, Lieber JD, Cheng JW, Manfredi LR, Dammann JF, Bensmaia SJ. Spatial and temporal codes mediate the tactile perception of natural textures. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Oct 15; 110(42):17107-12. PMID: 24082087.
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    40. Cheng JW, Weber AI, Bensmaia SJ. Comparing the effects of isoflurane and pentobarbital on the responses of cutaneous mechanoreceptive afferents. BMC Anesthesiol. 2013 May 10; 13:10. PMID: 23663566.
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    41. Harvey MA, Saal HP, Dammann JF, Bensmaia SJ. Multiplexing stimulus information through rate and temporal codes in primate somatosensory cortex. PLoS Biol. 2013; 11(5):e1001558. PMID: 23667327.
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    42. Berg JA, Dammann JF, Tenore FV, Tabot GA, Boback JL, Manfredi LR, Peterson ML, Katyal KD, Johannes MS, Makhlin A, Wilcox R, Franklin RK, Vogelstein RJ, Hatsopoulos NG, Bensmaia SJ. Behavioral demonstration of a somatosensory neuroprosthesis. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2013 May; 21(3):500-7. PMID: 23475375.
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    43. Dong Y, Mihalas S, Kim SS, Yoshioka T, Bensmaia S, Niebur E. A simple model of mechanotransduction in primate glabrous skin. J Neurophysiol. 2013 Mar; 109(5):1350-9. PMID: 23236001.
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    44. Mackevicius EL, Best MD, Saal HP, Bensmaia SJ. Millisecond precision spike timing shapes tactile perception. J Neurosci. 2012 Oct 31; 32(44):15309-17. PMID: 23115169.
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    45. Manfredi LR, Baker AT, Elias DO, Dammann JF, Zielinski MC, Polashock VS, Bensmaia SJ. The effect of surface wave propagation on neural responses to vibration in primate glabrous skin. PLoS One. 2012; 7(2):e31203. PMID: 22348055.
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    46. Kim SS, Mihalas S, Russell A, Dong Y, Bensmaia SJ. Does afferent heterogeneity matter in conveying tactile feedback through peripheral nerve stimulation? IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2011 Oct; 19(5):514-20. PMID: 21712163.
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    47. Pei YC, Hsiao SS, Craig JC, Bensmaia SJ. Neural mechanisms of tactile motion integration in somatosensory cortex. Neuron. 2011 Feb 10; 69(3):536-47. PMID: 21315263.
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    48. Yau JM, Weber AI, Bensmaia SJ. Separate mechanisms for audio-tactile pitch and loudness interactions. Front Psychol. 2010; 1:160. PMID: 21887147.
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    49. Kim SS, Sripati AP, Bensmaia SJ. Predicting the timing of spikes evoked by tactile stimulation of the hand. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Sep; 104(3):1484-96. PMID: 20610784.
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    50. Pei YC, Hsiao SS, Craig JC, Bensmaia SJ. Shape invariant coding of motion direction in somatosensory cortex. PLoS Biol. 2010 Feb 02; 8(2):e1000305. PMID: 20126380.
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    51. Conveying tactile feedback in sensorized hand neuroprostheses using a biofidelic model of mechanotransduction. IEEE Trans Biomed Circuits Syst. 2009 Dec; 3(6):398-404. PMID: 23853287.
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    52. Yau JM, Hollins M, Bensmaia SJ. Textural timbre: The perception of surface microtexture depends in part on multimodal spectral cues. Commun Integr Biol. 2009 Jul; 2(4):344-6. PMID: 19721886.
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    53. Pei YC, Denchev PV, Hsiao SS, Craig JC, Bensmaia SJ. Convergence of submodality-specific input onto neurons in primary somatosensory cortex. J Neurophysiol. 2009 Sep; 102(3):1843-53. PMID: 19535484.
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    54. Yau JM, Olenczak JB, Dammann JF, Bensmaia SJ. Temporal frequency channels are linked across audition and touch. Curr Biol. 2009 Apr 14; 19(7):561-6. PMID: 19268591.
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    55. Russell AF, Armiger RS, Vogelstein RJ, Bensmaia SJ, Etienne-Cummings R. Real-time implementation of biofidelic SA1 model for tactile feedback. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009; 2009:185-8. PMID: 19964205.
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    56. Pei YC, Hsiao SS, Bensmaia SJ. The tactile integration of local motion cues is analogous to its visual counterpart. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Jun 10; 105(23):8130-5. PMID: 18524953.
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    57. Craig JC, Rhodes RP, Gibson GO, Bensmaia SJ. Discriminating smooth from grooved surfaces: effects of random variations in skin penetration. Exp Brain Res. 2008 Jul; 188(3):331-40. PMID: 18443774.
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    58. Bensmaia SJ. Tactile intensity and population codes. Behav Brain Res. 2008 Jul 19; 190(2):165-73. PMID: 18420286.
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    59. Bensmaia SJ, Hsiao SS, Denchev PV, Killebrew JH, Craig JC. The tactile perception of stimulus orientation. Somatosens Mot Res. 2008 Mar; 25(1):49-59. PMID: 18344147.
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    60. Bensmaia SJ, Denchev PV, Dammann JF, Craig JC, Hsiao SS. The representation of stimulus orientation in the early stages of somatosensory processing. J Neurosci. 2008 Jan 16; 28(3):776-86. PMID: 18199777.
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    61. Muniak MA, Ray S, Hsiao SS, Dammann JF, Bensmaia SJ. The neural coding of stimulus intensity: linking the population response of mechanoreceptive afferents with psychophysical behavior. J Neurosci. 2007 Oct 24; 27(43):11687-99. PMID: 17959811.
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    62. Hollins M, Bensmaïa SJ. The coding of roughness. Can J Exp Psychol. 2007 Sep; 61(3):184-95. PMID: 17974313.
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    63. Yoshioka T, Bensmaïa SJ, Craig JC, Hsiao SS. Texture perception through direct and indirect touch: an analysis of perceptual space for tactile textures in two modes of exploration. Somatosens Mot Res. 2007 Mar-Jun; 24(1-2):53-70. PMID: 17558923.
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    64. Killebrew JH, Bensmaïa SJ, Dammann JF, Denchev P, Hsiao SS, Craig JC, Johnson KO. A dense array stimulator to generate arbitrary spatio-temporal tactile stimuli. J Neurosci Methods. 2007 Mar 30; 161(1):62-74. PMID: 17134760.
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    65. Bensmaïa SJ, Killebrew JH, Craig JC. Influence of visual motion on tactile motion perception. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Sep; 96(3):1625-37. PMID: 16723415.
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    66. Sripati AP, Bensmaia SJ, Johnson KO. A continuum mechanical model of mechanoreceptive afferent responses to indented spatial patterns. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Jun; 95(6):3852-64. PMID: 16481453.
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    67. Leung YY, Bensmaïa SJ, Hsiao SS, Johnson KO. Time-course of vibratory adaptation and recovery in cutaneous mechanoreceptive afferents. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Nov; 94(5):3037-45. PMID: 16222071.
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    68. Bensmaïa SJ, Craig JC, Yoshioka T, Johnson KO. SA1 and RA afferent responses to static and vibrating gratings. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Mar; 95(3):1771-82. PMID: 16236779.
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    69. Bensmaïa SJ, Craig JC, Johnson KO. Temporal factors in tactile spatial acuity: evidence for RA interference in fine spatial processing. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Mar; 95(3):1783-91. PMID: 16236778.
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    70. Bensmaïa SJ, Leung YY, Hsiao SS, Johnson KO. Vibratory adaptation of cutaneous mechanoreceptive afferents. J Neurophysiol. 2005 Nov; 94(5):3023-36. PMID: 16014802.
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    71. BensmaIa SJ, Hollins M. The vibrations of texture. Somatosens Mot Res. 2003; 20(1):33-43. PMID: 12745443.
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    72. Hollins M, Bensmaïa SJ, Roy EA. Vibrotaction and texture perception. Behav Brain Res. 2002 Sep 20; 135(1-2):51-6. PMID: 12356433.
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    73. Hollins M, Bensmaïa SJ, Washburn S. Vibrotactile adaptation impairs discrimination of fine, but not coarse, textures. Somatosens Mot Res. 2001; 18(4):253-62. PMID: 11794728.
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    74. Bensmaïa SJ, Hollins M. Complex tactile waveform discrimination. J Acoust Soc Am. 2000 Sep; 108(3 Pt 1):1236-45. PMID: 11008823.
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