Haptic and visual perception of roughness

W.M. Bergmann Tiest, A.M.L. Kappers

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In this study, we are interested in the following two questions: (1) how does perceived roughness correlate with physical roughness, and (2) how do visually and haptically perceived roughness compare? We used 96 samples of everyday materials, such as wood, paper, glass, sandpaper, ceramics, foams, textiles, etc. The samples were characterized by various different physical roughness measures, all determined from accurately measured roughness profiles. These measures consisted of spectral densities measured at different spatial scales and industrial roughness standards (R
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-189
JournalActa Psychologica
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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