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Published on May 14, 2013
Venue: The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH Tuesday 26 March 2013, Wednesday 27 March 2013, Thursday 28 March 2013
Since the 1960s, scientists have created sensory substitution and augmentation devices that try to replace, enhance or create a sense by exploiting another sense. For example, in tactile--vision, stimulation of the skin by vibrating pins, driven by input to a camera, is used to try to replace the ordinary sense of vision.
This conference brought together the neuroscientists and psychologists developing these devices and studying the brains and behaviour of subjects who use them. The limits and possibilities of these technologies were investigated, and the nature of perceptual experience and sensory interaction explored, in collaboration with philosophers.