A round-up of touch illusions
, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
Date: Friday, February 07, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone
Location: Stata Kiva room (32-G449)
Host: Aude Oliva
Contact: Aude Oliva, email@example.com
Speaker URL: None
TALK: A round-up of touch illusions
A human being is a very diverse sensory machine. The tactile modality is based on mechanics and on its infinite complexities. Feeling objects, like in vision and audition, relies on the solution of a vast inverse problem, which is at the root of many ambiguities. Many percepts, such as shape, texture, rigidity, speed, size, and so on, can be elicited through multiple sensing modes that blur the boundaries often, and probably incorrectly, erected between touch and kinesthesia. From these ambiguities many illusions can arise when provoked by staging the proper conditions.
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Created by Andrew H. Owens at Tuesday, February 04, 2014 at 4:50 PM.