Recognition of familiar individuals by touch.

  title={Recognition of familiar individuals by touch.},
  author={Marsha Kaitz},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  volume={52 3},
I have examined whether adults can recognize their boyfriends/husbands or girlfriends/wives by stroking either their partner's hand or face. On both trials, subjects were asked to chose their mate from amongst two unfamiliar age- and gender-matched adult foils. During testing, the subject's eyes and nose were covered and auditory cues were masked by ambient noise. The results show that a significant proportion of the total sample succeeded on one or both of the touch-recognition tasks. However… CONTINUE READING

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