Bibtex de la publication

@Article{ PiLeJoMo2010.1,
author = {Picard, Delphine and Lebaz, Samuel and Jouffrais, Christophe and Monnier, Catherine},
title = "{Haptic recognition of abstract raised line drawings in early blind, late blind, and blindfolded sighted adults}",
journal = {Perception},
publisher = {Pion},
address = {},
year = {2010},
volume = {39},
number = {2},
pages = {224--235},
language = {anglais},
URL = {},
abstract = {We investigated the role of visual experience and visual imagery in the processing of two-dimensional (2-D) tactile patterns. The performance of early-blind (EB), late-blind (LB), and blindfolded sighted (S) adults in the recognition of 2-D raised-line patterns was compared. We also examined whether recognition of 2-D tactile patterns depends on the type of memory strategy (eg spatial, visuo-spatial, verbal, and kinesthetic) used by EB, LB, and S participants to perform the task. Significant between-group differences in the recognition performance have not been found despite significant between-group differences in self-reported memory strategies. Recognition performance does not vary significantly with the strategy, but correlates positively with visuo-spatial imagery abilities in the S participants. These findings may be taken to suggest that the difficulties some blind people experience with tactile pictures are not due to difficulties in processing 2-D tactile patterns. }