Hands that see, eyes that feel? Brain study reveals the mathematics of identifying objects

From a child snapping Legos together to a pickpocket nabbing your wallet, our brains have a remarkable ability to spot new objects and figure out how to manipulate them. A new study suggests that the human brain requires only a tiny bit of information, as well as its previous experience, to accomplish this. These results explain the mental mathematics that enable us to easily know what a novel object looks like simply by touching it, or the way an object feels from sight alone.
Source: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org