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What your hands make you remember - A study on the influence of touch and textures
You may not realise it, but your brain has spent your entire life cataloguing the feel, weight and shape of everything you've touched. This is called haptic memory, and that's why your muscles know the exact force they need to use to grab a bottle of water as soon as you see it. What's also fascinating about haptic memory is that all this knowledge is stored in your brain, intertwined with other sensory or emotional memories, whether you are aware of it or not.