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Scholarpedia of Touch

  • Tony Prescott
  • Ehud Ahissar
  • Eugene Izhikevich

Part of the Scholarpedia book series (SCHP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Tony J. Prescott, Volker Dürr
    Pages 1-28
  3. Comparative Touch

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Jiro Okada
      Pages 31-43
    3. Volker Dürr
      Pages 45-63
    4. Friedrich G. Barth
      Pages 65-81
    5. Frank Grasso, Martin Wells
      Pages 83-94
    6. Christine M. Crish, Samuel D. Crish, Christopher Comer
      Pages 95-101
    7. Tony J. Prescott, Ben Mitchinson, Robyn A. Grant
      Pages 103-116
    8. Claudia Roth-Alpermann, Michael Brecht
      Pages 117-123
    9. Wolf Hanke, Guido Dehnhardt
      Pages 125-139
    10. Roger Reep, Diana K. Sarko
      Pages 141-148
  4. The Psychology of Touch

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Nathan Lepora
      Pages 151-159
    3. Guy Nelinger, Eldad Assa, Ehud Ahissar
      Pages 161-176
    4. Roberta Klatzky, Catherine L. Reed
      Pages 177-183
    5. Astrid M.L. Kappers, Wouter M. Bergmann Tiest
      Pages 185-196
    6. Astrid M.L. Kappers, Wouter M. Bergmann Tiest
      Pages 197-206
    7. Sliman Bensmaia
      Pages 207-215
    8. Wouter M. Bergmann Tiest, Astrid M. L. Kappers
      Pages 217-225

About this book


Scholarpedia’s Encyclopedia of Touch provides a comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed articles written by leading researchers, detailing our current scientific understanding of tactile sensing and its neural substrates in animals including humans. The encyclopedia allows ideas and insights to be shared between researchers working on different aspects of touch and in different species, including research in synthetic touch systems. In addition, this encyclopedia raises awareness of research in tactile sensing and increases scientific and public interest in the field.

The articles address subjects including tactile control, whiskered robots, vibrissal coding, the molecular basis of touch, invertebrate mechanoreception, fingertip transducers and tactile sensing.

All the articles in this encyclopedia provide in-depth and state-of-the-art scholarly treatment of the academic topics concerned, making it an excellent reference work for academics, professionals and students.


Haptics Neuroscience Robotics Tactile sensing Touch

Editors and affiliations

  • Tony Prescott
    • 1
  • Ehud Ahissar
    • 2
  • Eugene Izhikevich
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of PsychologyUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of NeurobiologyWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael
  3. 3.Brain CorporationSan DiegoUSA

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