Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Jargony

Is it just me, or does this word also bring to mind Argosy, arjun, Argos, and Fortuny?

From Natalie Angier's column in the Science section of the December 8th edition of my hometown paper, The New York Times. The article is titled “Primal, Acute and Easily Duped: Our Sense of Touch”, and its shiniest piece of jargon, the word vibrotactile, appears a little farther on.

“Long neglected in favor of the sensory heavyweights of vision and hearing, the study of touch lately has been gaining new cachet among neuroscientists, who sometimes refer to it by the amiably jargony term of haptics, Greek for touch.”

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