Categorizing natural objects: a comparison of the visual and the haptic modalities

@article{Gaiert2011CategorizingNO,
  title={Categorizing natural objects: a comparison of the visual and the haptic modalities},
  author={Nina Gai\ssert and Christian Wallraven},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={216},
  pages={123-134}
}
Although the hands are the most important tool for humans to manipulate objects, only little is known about haptic processing of natural objects. Here, we selected a unique set of natural objects, namely seashells, which vary along a variety of object features, while others are shared across all stimuli. To correctly interact with objects, they have to be identified or categorized. For both processes, measuring similarities between objects is crucial. Our goal is to better understand the haptic… CONTINUE READING

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