2015 年 34 巻 1 号 p. 180-183
In science education, it is crucial to create teaching materials that are directly linked to students' individual experiences. On “The Japanese Psychonomic Society Committee for Developing Teaching Materials for High School Students,” using computer graphics technology, we developed a visualization system called “Face Homunculus Viewer” (FHV) that provides an opportunity for students to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between brains and minds. Additionally, we conducted a workshop on human touch perception using FHV. In the workshop, we defined the two-point discrimination threshold of touch as “tactile acuity,” and students measured their tactile acuity with the methods used in psychological experiments. Our contributions are the development of an interactive system for visualizing differences in tactile acuities between bodily sites within each individual and differences between individuals. We believe that this study will indicate a new direction in science education in which computer graphics can be applied.