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Sensory Substitution and Augmentation: An Introduction

Fiona Macpherson

Fiona Macpherson (ed.)

in Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266441
eISBN:
9780191884207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266441.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In this essay I outline the main questions and the debates about sensory substitution and augmentation devices. I describe the two most studied modern sensory substitution devices (TVSS and the ... More


Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

Fiona Macpherson (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266441
eISBN:
9780191884207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266441.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

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 ... More


Sensory Substitution and the Challenge of Acclimatization

Paul Noordhof

Fiona Macpherson (ed.)

in Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266441
eISBN:
9780191884207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266441.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

I defend a refined characterization of sensory substitution that allows for its existence while denying that the substituting sense plus sensory substitution device is always appropriately classified ... More


Sensory Substitution: From Sensations to Phenomenology

Laurent Renier

Fiona Macpherson (ed.)

in Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266441
eISBN:
9780191884207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266441.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Sensory substitution refers to the use of one sensory modality (e.g. hearing) to supply environmental information normally gathered by another sense (e.g. vision) while still preserving some of the ... More


Sensory Substitution Devices as Advanced Sensory Tools

Thomas D. Wright and Jamie Ward

Fiona Macpherson (ed.)

in Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266441
eISBN:
9780191884207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266441.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

There has been considerable effort devoted towards understanding sensory substitution devices in terms of their relationship to canonical sensory modalities. The approach taken in this essay is ... More


The Processing of What, Where, and How: Insights from Spatial Navigation via Sensory Substitution

Michael J. Proulx, David J. Brown, and Achille Pasqualotto

Fiona Macpherson (ed.)

in Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266441
eISBN:
9780191884207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266441.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Vision is the default sensory modality for normal spatial navigation in humans. Touch is restricted to providing information about peripersonal space, whereas detecting and avoiding obstacles in ... More


Sensory Substitution

J. Kevin O’Regan

in Why Red Doesn’t Sound Like a Bell: Understanding the feel of consciousness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199775224
eISBN:
9780199919031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199775224.003.0069
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

If the feel of a sense modality is determined by the laws that characterize the mode of interaction we have with the environment when we use that modality, then, among many other possibilities, we ... More


What Can Sensory Substitution Tell Us about the Organization of the Brain?

Sarah Hillenbrand, Dina Raveh, and Amir Amedi

Fiona Macpherson (ed.)

in Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266441
eISBN:
9780191884207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266441.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

We discuss how sensory substitution devices (SSDs) can be used to study the organization of the brain. To do so we look at the use of SSDs in the blind and how SSDs can be used to identify ... More


Sensory Substitution: Unfulfilled Promises and Fundamental Limitations

Charles Spence

Fiona Macpherson (ed.)

in Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266441
eISBN:
9780191884207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266441.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Many of the most attention-grabbing claims concerning the uptake of sensory substitution devices in the last 50 years have, noticeably, not come to pass. I highlight a number of the fundamental ... More


Limits of the Classical Functionalist Perspective on Sensory Substitution

Maurice Ptito, Katrine Iversen, Malika Auvray, Ophelia Deroy, and Ron Kupers

Fiona Macpherson (ed.)

in Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266441
eISBN:
9780191884207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266441.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The tongue display unit (TDU) is a sensory substitution device that translates visual images into electrotactile stimulation that is transmitted to the tongue and leads to new perceptual skills ... More


Sensory Substitution and Perceptual Learning

Kevin Connolly

Fiona Macpherson (ed.)

in Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266441
eISBN:
9780191884207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266441.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

When a user integrates a sensory substitution device into her life, the process involves perceptual learning, that is, ‘relatively long-lasting changes to an organism’s perceptual system that improve ... More


Sensory Substitution and Non-Sensory Feelings

David Suarez, Diana Acosta-Navas, Umut Baysan, and Kevin Connolly

Fiona Macpherson (ed.)

in Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266441
eISBN:
9780191884207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266441.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

One limitation of sensory substitution devices (SSDs) is their inability to reproduce the non-sensory feelings that are normally associated with visual experiences, especially hedonic responses. This ... More


Sensory Substitution and the Transparency of Visual Experience: Comments on Laurent Renier

Barry C. Smith

Fiona Macpherson (ed.)

in Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266441
eISBN:
9780191884207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266441.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Sensory substitution devices make use of information in one sensory modality to deliver information usually provided by another. But when information usually presented visually is presented to a ... More


Sensory Substitution and Perceptual Emergence

Jonathan Cohen

Fiona Macpherson (ed.)

in Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266441
eISBN:
9780191884207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266441.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Designers of sensory substitution devices (SSDs) typically aim to capture a wide representational scope by requiring their devices to present in the substituting modality the full range of basic ... More


The Role of Noetic Feelings in Sensory Substitution

Jérôme Dokic

Fiona Macpherson (ed.)

in Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266441
eISBN:
9780191884207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266441.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A central issue in the study of sensory substitution devices is whether and to what extent the original source of knowledge about the world that they seem to enable substitutes for ordinary ... More


Bodily Action and Distal Attribution in Sensory Substitution

Robert Briscoe

Fiona Macpherson (ed.)

in Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266441
eISBN:
9780191884207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266441.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

According to proponents of the sensorimotor contingency theory of perception, active control of camera movement is necessary for the emergence of distal attribution in tactile-visual sensory ... More


Consciousness

J. Kevin O’Regan

in Why Red Doesn’t Sound Like a Bell: Understanding the feel of consciousness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199775224
eISBN:
9780199919031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199775224.003.0083
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter summarizes the discussions in the preceding chapters. It argues that the sensorimotor approach, by taking feel as an abstract quality of our interaction with the environment, helps ... More


A Methodological Molyneux Question: Sensory Substitution, Plasticity, and the Unification of Perceptual Theory

Mazviita Chirimuuta and Mark Paterson

in Perception and Its Modalities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199832798
eISBN:
9780199381609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199832798.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

Since 1692, Molyneux’s question to John Locke has been a focus for the discussion of perception in philosophy and psychology. This chapter introduces a methodological question inspired by the ... More


Seeing with the Tongue: Sight through Other Means

Mark Paterson

in Seeing with the Hands: Blindness, Vision and Touch After Descartes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474405317
eISBN:
9781474418614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405317.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Can a conceptual framework developed to theorize one sense modality generalise to transfers between other modalities? Expanding from the formulation of Molyneux’s original question about vision and ... More


Perception and Its Modalities

Dustin Stokes, Mohan Matthen, and Stephen Biggs (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199832798
eISBN:
9780199381609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199832798.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This volume is about the many ways we perceive. The chapters explore the nature of the individual senses, how and what they tell about the world, and how they interrelate. They consider how the ... More


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