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Term (touch) for the passive perception of mechanical impressions such as touch, pressure and vibration via in the skin. The active perception is called haptic; see there.

Haptic (tactile) perception refers to all sensory impressions that are perceived by touching, feeling and touching. This allows the weight, size, contours (angular or round) and surface texture (rough or smooth) of a physical object to be felt and recognised. This haptic perception is active in contrast to passive tactile perception (being touched by someone or being exposed to external influences such as heat or cold). Haptic and tactile are parts of the sense of touch (lat. tactus). A distinction is made between the effects of touch, pressure, pain,...

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