Cross-modal transfer in visual and haptic face recognition

Lisa Dopjans, Christian Wallraven, Heinrich Bulthoff

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We report four psychophysical experiments investigating cross-modal transfer in visual and haptic face recognition. We found surprisingly good haptic performance and cross-modal transfer for both modalities. Interestingly, transfer was asymmetric depending on which modality was learned first. These findings are discussed in relation to haptic object processing and face processing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4967583
Pages (from-to)236-240
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Haptics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct


  • Cognition
  • Human performance
  • Perception and psychophysics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications


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