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Sensory Substitution and Augmentation

Fiona Macpherson


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 together researchers—neuroscientists, psychologists and philosophers—who are developing these technologies, studying the minds and behaviour of subjects who use them. There is a par ... More

Keywords: sensory substitution, sensory augmentation, sensory interactions, perception, perceptual experience, tactile–vision, sensory impairments

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780197266441
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266441.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fiona Macpherson, editor
Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience, University of Glasgow

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