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Touching for knowing: Cognitive psychology of haptic manual perception

(from the book) More than in all the other modalities, perception and action are closely linked in the haptic modality. That is why the relation between perception and action is particularly important in the haptic mode. The present study is concerned both with the development of tactile perception in infants and children and with the functioning of this system in adults. Data taken from pathology and especially from totally blind persons will also be extensively discussed. In the five sections composing this book, specialized authors review the recent studies in their field of research. The questions treated in these sections are presented: Some anatomical and neurophysiological bases of tactile manual perception; haptic perceptual exploration; haptic perceptions and spatial imaged representations; intermodal coordinations; and some practical applications for visually impaired people. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)