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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2019, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (4): 611-622.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2019.00611

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The cognitive mechanism of haptic recognition of two-dimension images

YU Wenyuan1,2, LIU Ye1,2(), FU Xiaolan1,2, GONG Jiangtao3,4, XU Yingqing3,4()   

  1. 1 State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
    2 Department of Psychology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
    3 Department of Information Art and Design, Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
    4 The Future Lab, Tsinghua University Beijing 100084, China
  • Received:2018-05-04 Online:2019-04-15 Published:2019-02-22
  • Contact: Ye LIU,Yingqing XU;


The two-dimension tactile image is the main approach of translating visual information into haptic information. It plays an important role in helping visually impaired people perceive the external world. The recognition of haptic two-dimension image is considered to be based on the “visual translation” process where the haptic input is translated into the visual image. This process is influenced by the graphic geometric feature, perspective, visual experience, capability of visual representation, the process of tactile exploration, training and age. Exploration of the cognitive neural mechanism of two-dimension images haptic recognition is significant for improving the design and usability of two-dimension tactile images.

Key words: two-dimension tactile images, touch, haptic perception, visually impaired people

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