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Toro Graven

Cand.Paed.Spec.,PhD

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow

Primary Investigator: ‘InSIghtInformation from Symbols and Illustrations: how to get it without vision’

Research Interests

* How the sense modalities perceive and process information - what are they attentive / not attentive to?

* Uni-, cross- and multimodality

* What happens when the dominant sense modality needs replacing e.g. (when vision needs replacing) because of sight loss?

 

‘You people who can see attach such an absurd importance to your eyes! I set my touch, my dear, against your eyes, as much the most trustworthy, and much the most intelligent sense of the two.’ (Wilkie Collins [1872], cited in C. Peters ed., Poor Miss Finch, p. 220. Oxford: Oxford University Press.)

Selected Publications:

Graven, T. (2015). How blind individuals discriminate braille characters: An identification and comparison of three discrimination strategies. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 33(2), 80-95. doi:10.1177/0264619615571137

Graven, T. (2013). Shaping Shapes: A Presentation

Graven, T. (2016). Mixing Up Shapes: 70% mix-up of angles and curves when using haptic touch

Graven, T. (2009). Seeing Through Touch: When Touch Replaces Vision as the Dominant Sense Modality. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller AG & Co.

Graven, T. (2005). Mental manipulation, thus recognition of familiar shapes: The influence of pre-cuing when touch replaces vision as the dominant sense modality.Visual Impairment Research, 7(2–3), 63–69.

Graven, T. (2004). Recognising tactile representations of familiar objects: The influence of pre-cuing when touch replaces vision as the dominant sense modality. Visual Impairment Research, 6(2–3), 99–110.

Graven, T. (2003). Aspects of object recognition: When touch replaces vision as the dominant sense modality.Visual Impairment Research, 5(2), 101–112.