Haptic Perception of Numerosity in Braille Characters with Changes in Scanning Velocity

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dc.contributor.advisor Hughes, B en
dc.contributor.author Wei, Yun en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-15T01:18:05Z en
dc.date.issued 2014 en
dc.identifier.citation 2014 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/23784 en
dc.description Full text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract A single experiment involving braille was conducted to investigate the sensitivity of naïve readers of braille to differences in the numerosity of individual cells. The effect of scanning velocity on such perception was also measured. Twenty participants were asked to judge whether a particular braille cell had a different number of raised dots from others surrounding it. We used signal detection methodology to measure perceptual sensitivity and bias. Participants were asked to move a single finger along the lines of braille text at one of three constrained velocities (2-, 4-, or 8 cm/s). Instantaneous velocity and velocity intermittency during finger movements were computed using a digitizing tablet and a digitizing pen-tip. The data revealed that both numerosity difference manipulations (magnitude and direction) had significant effects on haptic sensitivity. Haptic detection ability was also influenced by constrained velocity. We consider the data in terms of both previous work on perceptual-motor control of braille reading and research on the mechanisms by which texture is perceived haptically. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
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dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/nz/ en
dc.title Haptic Perception of Numerosity in Braille Characters with Changes in Scanning Velocity en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The Author en
pubs.elements-id 470188 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-12-15 en


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