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‘I first become fully aware of my own tactile sense.’‘There are 10,000 tactile receptors on the skin of one hand awaiting signals.’‘As an adult, the still-lonely Amélie struggles to connect with anyone and takes pleasure in such simple, tactile things as skimming stones or thrusting her hand into a bag of dried lentils.’‘Imagery should involve as many of the five senses - auditory, olfactory, tactile, gustatory and kinesthetic - as possible.’‘The architecture of the brain attaches a very complex structure to each region of the visual or tactile field, a kind of a minibrain connected to all the other minibrains.’‘By playing with these cards, children were meant to acquire a sense of order through their tactile as well as their visual experiences.’‘Children who choose to trace over the letters will get a tactile as well as a visual sense of the letter shape.’‘Be creative, for our connection with herbs is distinctly tactile.’‘Apes are particularly adept at tactile communications; that is use of touch.’‘Add tactile and personal touches that are likely to improve the bonding between buyer and seller.’‘The card is inserted into and ejected out of the connector body by a reliable, tactile push action.’‘As a measure for exploration, we assessed latencies between introduction of the objects and first tactile contact, the number of objects touched, and the duration of tactile exploration.’‘We are all the subjects of a constantly changing stream of sensory experience - visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory - that puts us in touch with objects and events in our environment.’‘The perception of being pressed by a cat was not always based on visual hallucination and physical testimony, but also on tactile sensation.’‘Just as our evolved visual preferences are the raw material for visual art, so our evolved tactile preferences are the raw material for massage.’‘What resulted was a game that appealed to neither the physical exhilaration of basketball or the tactile delight of its medium.’‘In dreams, we can experience sights, sounds, and tactile sensations, in the real absence of the objects of sensation.’‘The pad of the trigger finger should be able to feel the holster material pass beneath it - one more tactile index of safety, as the gun, slides into its receptacle.’‘And since people are still unaccustomed to the feel of the new paper, they won"t notice if your fakes aren"t a perfect tactile match.’‘When conflicts between the senses occur, vision tends to bias both auditory and tactile perception.’
1.1Perceptible by touch or apparently so; tangible.
‘she had a distinct, almost tactile memory’
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‘Things were obviously being created but they were tangible and tactile which allowed you to accept them more easily.’‘So, while we are getting an abstract account of the literal affair, we are also getting a concrete account, a tactile version of that very abstraction.’‘The trunk of Oak at Field"s Edge is broad, solid and tactile, but the lower branches are shadows, and the leaves and shrubbery dissolve into a green miasma.’‘The stimulation in a holding therapy is primarily tactile and physical, frequently including forced holding.’‘Here the phenomenon of lyrical and tactile darkness is as fragile in his memory and consciousness as the elusive tropes of a poem.’‘I mean, just the fact that you"re dealing with the physical world, with actualities and tactile objects, changes the nature of what you"re doing.’‘She was solid, a block of doughy flesh, ample and tactile and pleasantly odorous.’‘In her own words, she is a kinesthetic learner, which means that she needs education to be a tactile experience, to be able to touch things rather than the usual passive methods of looking and listening.’‘The second side bears a greater sense of gravity, far more tactile than anything else the group has yet attempted.’