Accession Number : AD0780323

Title :   Tactical Perception of Texture.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,M. M. ; Lederman,S. J. ; Gibson,R. H.

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Touch is old and intimate, and ill understood. Whether or not hearing evolved from a touch-like vibratory sense, the touch of which we are possessed is complex. A partial list of object properties readily determined by touch and not by vision or hearing might include temperature, hardness, roughness, elasticity, stickiness, slipperiness, rubberiness, the homogeneity of what lies under the surface, and so forth. Combinations of these properties are together perceived as texture, and texture, not form alone, is the prime province of touch. The perception of texture by touch is at least as complex as the perception of auditory qualities, and may well prove to be more so.

Descriptors :   *Touch, *Texture, *Perception, Psychophysiology, Scientific research, Canada

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE