A touching discovery

Abstract

Fake fingertips provide insights into how fingerprints help humans to feel fine details of surface texture. Although they may not be aware of it, a blind person scanning their finger across a page of Braille is simultaneously making use of two distinct classes of touch receptors‘coarse’ sensors that recognize the relatively large embossed dots and ‘fine… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nmeth0509-324

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