TitlePerceptual Bias in Tactile Flow
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
Conference NameProc. First World Haptics Conference
Publication Languageeng
AuthorsBicchi, A, Dente, D, Scilingo, EP, Sgambelluri, N

In this paper we report on results of a psychophysical experiment in which the optic illusion of Ouchi is reproduced in the tactile domain. In the vision field, when eyes scan over a texture grid, consisting in two rectangular checkerboard patterns oriented in orthogonal directions, the inset pattern appears to move relatively to the surrounding grid. A simplified 3D version of this pattern was realized and a group of subjects were asked to touch it while it was vibrating. Outcomes of this experiment are discussed in terms of tactile flow and the related aperture problem.

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