Tactual Perception: A Sourcebook

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This volume draws together the threads of many experimental and clinical studies to present the first systematic overview of current knowledge about tactual-haptic perception. Discusses practical implications for work with sensorily impaired children and adults and the social significance of touch.
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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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