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How Our Sense of Touch Is a Lot Like the Way We Hear
December 11, 2012
Researchers at the University of Chicago have found that the timing and frequency of vibrations produced in the skin when exploring surfaces play an important role in how humans use the sense of touch to gather information, drawing a powerful analogy to the auditory system.
University of Chicago Medical Center
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