Tactual Perception: A Sourcebook

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Advances in our understanding of the ways in which people obtain information about the world through their hand and skin sense have many practical implications for work with sensorily impaired children and adults. This volume, first published in 1982, draws together the threads of numerous studies to present an overview of knowledge about tactual-haptic perception. It will be a valuable reference text for a wide variety of psychologists and other students of perception as well as for those involved in the education of the blind and deaf. Tactual graphics, the perception of speech via the skin and the written word via Braille, the production and perception of drawings by the blind, and the social significance of touch are among the topics addressed by the chapter authors.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521240956
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Editorial preface William Schiff and Emerson Foulke; 1. Tactual perception in historical perspective: David Katz's world of touch Lester E. Krueger; 2. The psychophysics of touch Carl E. Sherrick and James C. Craig; 3. The development of haptic perception David H. Warren; 4. The perception of texture by touch Susan J. Lederman; 5. Reading braille Emerson Foulke; 6. Dynamic tactile displays James C. Craig and Carl E. Sherrick; 7. Current developments in tactile communication of speech Jacob H. Kirman; 8. Social touching Stephen Thayer; 9. Haptic pictures John M. Kennedy; 10. Mobility maps Grahame A. James; 11. Haptic perception of tangible graphic displays Edward P. Berla; 12. Tangible graphic displays in the education of blind persons Billie L. Bentzen; 13. Production of tangible graphic displays John M. Gill; 14. Tangible graphics: producers' views Jasha M. Levi and Nancy S. Amick; 15. A user's view of tangible graphics: The Louisville Workshop William Schiff; Name index; Subject index.
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