David Catela, Catarina Silva, Joana Reis, Ana Paula Seabra
Abstract:A two streams system seems to exist for tactile perception. We asked kindergarten children to identify (semantic) and describe the function of grasped unseen instruments of their daily life (fork, knife, spoon, brush, toothbrush, pencil, and scissor), and then, to simulate its use (pragmatic). The capacity to describe the function of the set of instruments was significantly superior to that of identifying them by name, although there was a significant direct association between identification and description o…
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