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In Touch with the Future – The sense of touch from cognitive neuroscience to virtual reality - Oxford Scholarship Online
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In Touch with the Future: The sense of touch from cognitive neuroscience to virtual reality

Alberto Gallace and Charles Spence


“Touch makes our world real”. Starting from this assumption, this book summarizes the latest findings to have emerged from the field of cognitive neuroscience in recent years concerning the processing of tactile information in humans. In particular, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art concerning scientific knowledge regarding themes such as tactile memory, tactile awareness (consciousness), tactile attention, the role of touch in interpersonal and sexual interactions, and the neurological substrates underlying tactile perception. Crucially, this volume highlights ... More

Keywords: Touch, multisensory, marketing, human-machine interface, sexuality, virtual reality, technology, haptic, cognitive neuroscience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199644469
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644469.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alberto Gallace, author
Department of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Charles Spence, author
Somerville College, Oxford, UK

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