Haptics in the United States before 1940

  • Rand B. Evans


In the United States, the history of research in the skin senses begins not in a research laboratory but in an asylum. It was only in the late 19th century that research universities based on the German model were established and departments of psychology emerged.


Cold Spot Historical Aspect Skin Sense Synthetic Experiment Active Touch 
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Selected readings

  1. Schiff W, Foulke E (1982) Tactual perception: A sourcebook. Cambridge University PressGoogle Scholar

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rand B. Evans
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA

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