Vision in the palm of your hand Academic Article uri icon


  • Here we show that pointing movements made to visual targets projected onto the palm of the hand are more precise and accurate than those made to targets projected onto back of the hand. This advantage may be related to the fact that the number of cortical bimodal neurons coding both visual and tactile stimuli increases with tactile receptor density, which is known to be higher in glabrous than in hairy skin.

publication date

  • May 2009