Science: Are You Haptical?

All humanity may be divided into three groups: 1) hapticals, 2) visuals, and 3) in-betweens. So says Professor Viktor Lowenfeld, an eminent Viennese psychologist now at Hampton Institute in Virginia, who in 1939 deeply impressed artists with a book offering a new theory about The Nature of Creative Activity. Professor Lowenfeld explains that visuals are people who think of objects primarily in terms of what they see; hapticals, in terms of the sense of touch and kinesthetic (muscular) sensations.

The professor made this discovery while studying the drawings and sculptures of blind children. Most of them, he noticed, exaggerated the size of...

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