Haptic Recognition of Emotions in Raised-Line Drawings by Congenitally Blind and Sighted Adults

Delphine Picard, Christophe Jouffrais, Samuel Lebaz
2011 IEEE Transactions on Haptics  
15 sighted and 15 congenitally blind adults were to classify raised-line pictures of emotional faces through haptics. Whereas accuracy did not vary significantly between the two groups, the blind adults were faster at the task. These results suggest that raised-line pictures of emotional faces are intelligible to blind adults.
doi:10.1109/toh.2010.58 pmid:26962956 fatcat:e2mhvltblfcdfo5dvurbm2wsai