chapter  1
Introduction: Approaches to Touch and Blindness
WithMorton A. Heller, Soledad Ballesteros
Pages 22

Research on touch has blossomed, with recent years seeing startling growth in the field. This renewed interest represents an awakening of a realization that fundamental perceptual problems may be solved in this arena. Researchers have approached the problems of touch and haptics from a great many directions, and this volume aims to bring a number of important contemporary approaches to the forefront. In this volume, researchers have approached the study of touch and blindness from the perspectives of psychological methodology and the most sophisticated, state-of-the art techniques in neuroscience.