One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for tactile
- ‘‘Joy's work is very textural, very tactual,’ he says.’
- ‘In a tactual contact our body is next to the thing we are in contact with, but in a visual contact this is not the case; and I do not think that the concept of visual contact is a metaphor.’
- ‘As the disk and platen rotate, the embossing heads are quietly pressed into the recording medium so as to leave both a visual and tactual impression.’
- ‘A stroke subsequently damaging the visual area in a female blind from birth, destroyed her ability to read Braille by touch; clearly her visual cortex had earlier been recruited for tactual processing.’
- ‘Touching an object for a longer time and still misinterpreting the tactual impression makes things worse.’
- ‘I find it almost impossible to believe that I have never, neither in visual nor in tactual perception, been in direct contact with any of the persons that I like.’
- ‘One page will contain Braille text that describes a sheep, for example, while the facing page will contain fluffy cotton glued to the page to simulate a tactual representation of the concept ‘sheep.’’
- ‘It also involves relish or delight, and Edwards followed Locke and Hutcheson in thinking that, like a feeling of tactual pressure or an impression of redness, being pleased or pained is a kind of sensation or perception.’
- ‘Most recently, advanced imaging techniques have been used to examine which parts of the brain are active during particular tactual tasks in awake humans.’
- ‘Private space is built out of the various visual, tactual, and other experiences which a perceiver coordinates into a matrix with himself at the centre.’
- ‘What she was aware of was the tactual impression of a sharp edge, or the lack of such.’
- ‘Visual and tactual sense-data do this directly, the others indirectly, as explained above.’
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