Spatial Representation of the Workspace in Blind, Low Vision, and Sighted Human Participants

  title={Spatial Representation of the Workspace in Blind, Low Vision, and Sighted Human Participants},
  author={Jacob S Nelson and Irene A. Kuling and Monica Gori and Albert Postma and Eli Brenner and Jeroen B. J. Smeets},
It has been proposed that haptic spatial perception depends on one’s visual abilities. We tested spatial perception in the workspace using a combination of haptic matching and line drawing tasks. There were 132 participants with varying degrees of visual ability ranging from congenitally blind to normally sighted. Each participant was blindfolded and asked to match a haptic target position felt under a table with their nondominant hand using a pen in their dominant hand. Once the pen was in… 

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