September 6, 2013
Perceiving faces can be enhanced by touch, says researcher Kazumichi Matsumiya of Tohoku University in Japan.
The face aftereffect
In a series of studies, Matsumiya took advantage of a phenomenon called the “face aftereffect” to investigate whether our visual system responds to nonvisual signals for processing faces.
In the face aftereffect, we adapt to a face with a particular expression — happiness, for example —… read more