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Sensory substitution and augmentation

Author: Fiona Macpherson; British Academy,
Publisher: Oxford : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2019.
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 219.; British Academy scholarship online.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Sensory substitution and augmentation devices are built to try to replace or enhance one sense by using another sense. For example, in tactile-vision, stimulation of the skin driven by input to a camera is used to replace the ordinary sense of vision that uses our eyes. The feelSpace belt aims to give people a magnetic sense of direction using vibrotactile stimulation driven by a digital compass. This volume brings  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona Macpherson; British Academy,
ISBN: 9780191884207 0191884200
OCLC Number: 1120122379
Notes: This edition previously issued in print: 2018.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Contents: Sensory substitution and augmentation: an introduction / Fiona Macpherson --
Sensory substitution: from sensations to phenomenology / Laurent Renier --
Sensory substitution and the transparency of visual experience: comments on Laurence Renier / Barry C. Smith --
Disambiguating the perceptual assumption: a commentary on Auvray and Deroy / Jennifer Corns --
Sensory substitution and the challenge of acclimatisation / Paul Noordhof --
What can sensory substitution tell us about the organisation of the brain? / Sarah Hillenbrand, Dina Raveh, and Amir Amedi --
Sensory substitution devices and behavioural transference: a commentary on recent work from the lab of Amir Amedi / Derek Brown --
Limits of the classical functionalist perspective on sensory substitution / Maurice Ptito, Katherine Iversen, Malika Auvray, Ophelia Deroy, and Ron Kupers --
The processing of what, where, and how: insights from spatial navigation via sensory substitution / Michael J Proulx, David J. Brown, and Achille Pasqualotto --
Rewired animals and sensory substitution: the cause is not cortical plasticity / J. Kevin O'Regan --
Bodily action and distal attribution in sensory substitution / Robert Briscoe --
Sensory substitution devices as advanced sensory tools / Thomas D. Wright and Jamie Ward --
Sensory substitution and perceptual emergence / Jonathan Cohen --
Sensory substitution and perceptual learning / Kevin Connolly --
Sensory substitution: unfulfilled promises and fundamental limitations / Charles Spence --
Sensory substitution and non-sensory feelings / David Suarez, Diana Acosta-Navas, Umut Baysan, and Kevin Connolly --
The role of noetic feelings in sensory substitution / Jérôme Dokic.
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 219.; British Academy scholarship online.
Responsibility: Fiona Macpherson.


Sensory substitution and augmentation devices are used to replace or enhance one sense by using another. Fiona Macpherson brings together neuroscientists, psychologists and philosophers to focus on  Read more...


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The late Paul Bach-y-Rita is generally accredited for developing the ?rst electronic sensory substitution device (SSD) in the 1960s. This was the tactile visual sensory substitution device (TVSS) Read more...

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