Tactile Movement

Tactile movement is the discriminatory sensory test that examine the cortical somatosensory (parietal lobe) function of the DCML system. DCML (Dorsal Column-Medial Lemniscus) is thesensory pathway of the central nervous system that conveys localized sensations of fine touch, vibration, two-point discrimination, and proprioception (position sense) from the skin and joints. It transmits information from the body to the postcentral gyrus of the cerebral cortex. Tactile movement simulation is used to  test the ability to determine the direction of movement of an object across the skin.


Simulation Type

Condition, Using interactive animation

Gender Specific

No, Common for both gender

Conditions Simulated

     Touch felt normally

     Abolished/Reduced/Painful/Irritating/Tingling/Mislocalized (Abnormal)


     Click on the labelled spots, A,B,C or D on the body to select the area to do the test.

     Click on the button, ‘Draw to Left’, ‘Draw to Right’, ‘Draw to Up’ or ‘Draw to Down’  to draw to Left, Right, Up or Down respectively.

     User can hear the response of the patient after drawing.