A round-up of touch illusions

Speaker: Vincent Hayward , 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

Public: Yes

Location: Stata Kiva room (32-G449)

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Host: Aude Oliva

Contact: Aude Oliva, oliva@mit.edu

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Reminder Subject: 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.

Please contact Aude Oliva (oliva@mit.edu) if you would like to meet with the speaker that day.

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