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In touch with the future : the sense of touch from cognitive neuroscience to virtual reality

Author: Alberto Gallace; Charles Spence, (Experimental psychologist)
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Firs editionView all editions and formats
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'In Touch With The Future' expores the latest research from cognitive neuroscience on how humans process tactile information. It reviews the scientific knowledge on themes such as tactile memory,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Gallace; Charles Spence, (Experimental psychologist)
ISBN: 9780199644469 0199644462
OCLC Number: 862091507
Description: ix, 469 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: TOUCH IN THE LABORATORY 1: INTRODUCING THE SENSE OF TOUCH ; 1. Introduction ; 2. The fundamentals of touch: The organization of the somatosensory system ; 3. Tactile perceptual organization ; TOUCH IN THE LABORATORY 2: THE HIGHER ORDER FACTORS THAT AFFECT TACTILE PERCEPTION ; 4. The awareness of touch ; 5. A memory for touch ; 6. Tactile attention ; 7. Caressing the skin: The social side of touch ; 8. Outside the boundaries of our bodies: The relationship between touch and the representation of the body in our mind ; TOUCH IN THE REAL WORLD 1: OVERCOMING THE LIMITATIONS IN TACTILE INFORMATION PROCESSING ; 9. Technologies of touch ; 10. Tactile and multisensory warning signals ; TOUCH IN THE REAL WORLD 2: ENHANCING THE AFFECTIVE DESIGN OF TOUCH ; 11. Touch in the marketplace: Selling by means of touch ; 12. Touch in the museum: Sculpture, art, aesthetics, and visual impairment ; 13. Touch in the bedroom: The role of touch in sexual behavior ; 14. Touch in the restaurant: A touch of gastronomy ; CONCLUSIONS ; 15. Touching the future ; References
Responsibility: Alberto Gallace and Charles Spence.

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