Scientists Probe Connection Between Sight and Touch

Scientists Probe Connection Between Sight and Touch – USC News

USC scientists have discovered that as you look at an object, your brain not only processes what the object looks like, but remembers what it feels like to touch it as well. This connection is so strong that a computer examining data coming only from the part of your brain that processes touch can predict which object at which you are actually looking.

Building on previous work demonstrating a comparable link between the visual and auditory sectors of the brain, Antonio and Hanna Damasio’s research group at the USC Dornsife Brain and Creativity Institute used magnetic resonance brain scans and specially programmed computers to explore how memory and the senses interact.

Further reading:

Seeing Touch Is Correlated with Content-Specific Activity in Primary Somatosensory Cortex

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