Sensory Substitution and Augmentation Conference
By University of Glasgow
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Sensory Substitution and Augmentation Conference Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience, University of Glasgow, held at the British Academy 26-28 March 2013 Since 1968 scientists have been creating sensory substitution and augmentation devices. With these devices they 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 conference brought together people developing these technologies, the psychologists studying the minds and behaviour of subjects who use the devices, and the neuroscientists and philosophers interested in the nature of perceptual experience and sensory interaction. We explored the nature, limits and possibilities of these technologies, how they can be used to help those with sensory impairments, and what they can tell us about perception and perceptual experience in general. The conference was followed by a demonstration event, bringing these technologies together in the one place for the first time ever.
|1||CleanVideoIntroduction to the Issues||Prof. Fiona Macpherson (Professor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow) begins the conference with an introduction to the issues of sensory substitution and augmentation.||15 5 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoSensory substitution devices: Seeing with sound, hearing with touch||Laurent Renier (Experimental Psychology, Catholic University of Louvain, presents 'Sensory substitution devices: Seeing with sound, hearing with touch' at the conference.||21 8 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoProperties and Mechanisms of Sensory Augmentation||Peter Konig from the Institute of Gognitive Science at the University of Osnabruck presents on Properties and Mechanisms of Sensory Augmentation at the conference.||16 8 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||CleanVideoOn Some Limitations of Sensory Substitution||Jonathan Cohen gives a presentation 'On Some Limitations of Sensory Substitution' for the Sensory Substitution and Augmentation Conference 2013 at the British Academy.||22 8 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoAudio-Visual Substitution||Malika Auvray gives a presentation 'Audio-Visual Substitution' for the Sensory Substitution and Augmentation Conference 2013 at the British Academy.||7 10 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoThere is More to Vision Than Meets the Eye: The Tongue as Tactile Gateway.||Maurice Ptito gives a talk 'There is More to Vision than Meets the Eye: The Tongue as Tactile Gateway to the Occipital Cortex' for the Sensory Substitution and Augmentation Conference 2013 at the British Academy.||7 10 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||CleanVideoThe Role of Noetic Feelings in Sensory Substitution||Jerome Dokic (Philosophy, Institute Jean Nicod, Paris) gives a presentation 'The Role of Noetioc Feelings in Sensory Substitution' for the Sensory Substitution and Augmentation Conference 2013 at the British Academy. Commentator: David Bain (Philosophy,||25 10 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||CleanVideoSeeing Coloured Images With Music Using the EYEMUSIC: From Perception to Visual||Amir Amedi (Medical Neorobiology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) gives a presentation 'Seeing Coloured Images with Music Using EYEMUSIC: From Perception to Visual Rehabilitation.' for the Sensory Substitution and Augmentation Conference 2013 at the||25 10 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoThe Processing of What, Where and How: Insights From Spatial Navigation Via Sens||Michael J Proulx (Experimental Psychology, University of Bath) gives a presentation 'The Processing of What, Where and How: Insights From Spatial Navigation Via Sensory Substitution' for the Sensory Substitution and Augmentation Conference 2013 at the B||25 10 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoConference Round Table Discussion||Round table discussion led by Mohan Matthen (Philosophy, University of Toronto), with Fiona Macpherson (University of Glasgow), Barry Smith (Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, University of London) Amir Amedi (Medical Neurobiology, The Hebrew Universi||25 10 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoSensory Substitution and Augmentation Conference at the British Academy||Demonstrations of sensory substitution and augmentation devices at the conference.||16 8 2013||Free||View in iTunes|