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Tactual Perception : A Sourcebook - William Schiff

Tactual Perception

A Sourcebook

By: William Schiff (Editor), Emerson Foulke (Editor)

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Published: 31st March 1982
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Recent advances in our understanding of the ways in which people obtain information about the world through their hand and skin sense have important practical implications for work with sensorily impaired children and adults. This volume draws together the threads of many studies, both historical and recent, to present the first systematic overview of current 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 all 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 that will be of particular interest to special educators.

Editorial preface William Schiff and Emerson Foulke
Tactual perception in historical perspective: David Katz's world of touch
The psychophysics of touch
The development of haptic perception
The perception of texture by touch
Reading braille
Dynamic tactile displays
Current developments in tactile communication of speech
Social touching
Haptic pictures
Mobility maps
Haptic perception of tangible graphic displays
Tangible graphic displays in the education of blind persons
Production of tangible graphic displays
Tangible graphics: producers' views
A user's view of tangible graphics: The Louisville Workshop
Name index
Subject index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521240956
ISBN-10: 0521240956
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 31st March 1982
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.85