The shape of objects cannot only be recognized by vision, but also by touch. Vision has the advantage that shapes can be seen at a distance, but touch has the advantage that during exploration many additional object properties become available, such as temperature (Jones, Scholarpedia 4(5): 7955. 2009), texture (Bensmaia, Scholarpedia 4(8): 7956, 2009), and weight (Jones, Psychological Bulletin 100(1): 29–42, 1986). Moreover, also the invisible backside of the objects can provide shape information (Newell, Ernst, Tjan, and Bülthoff, Psychological Science 12(1): 37–42, 2001).
|Title of host publication||Scholarpedia of Touch|
|Editors||Tony Prescott, Ehud Ahissar, Eugene Izhikevich|
|Place of Publication||Paris|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Name||Scholarpedia book series|