Haptic face aftereffect

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    Face aftereffects (FAEs) are generally thought of as being a visual phenomenon. However, recent studies have shown that people can haptically recognize a face. Here, I report a haptic, rather than visual, FAE. By using three-dimensional facemasks, I found that haptic exploration of the facial expression of the facemask causes a subsequently touched neutral facemask to be perceived as having the opposite facial expression. The results thus suggest that FAEs can also occur in haptic perception of faces.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)97-100
    Number of pages4
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • Face aftereffect
    • Haptics

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Sensory Systems
    • Artificial Intelligence


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