Why Does the Cortex Reorganize After Sensory Loss?

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Investigating the Teleology of Cortical Reorganization A growing body of evidence demonstrates that the brain can reorganize dra- matically following sensory loss. Although the existence of such neuroplastic crossmodal changes is not in doubt, the functional significance of… Read More

Perceiving Object Shape from Specular Highlight Deformation, Boundary Contour Deformation, and Active Haptic Manipulation

Haptic and visual ‘contours’ It is well known that motion facilitates the visual perception of solid object shape, particularly when surface texture or other identifiable features (e.g., corners) are present. Conventional models of structure-from-motion require the presence of… Read More

Haptic shape discrimination and interhemispheric communication

Touching. In three experiments participants haptically discriminated object shape using unimanual (single hand explored two objects) and bimanual exploration (both hands were used, but each hand, left or right, explored a separate object). Such haptic exploration (one versus… Read More

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