[Cyborg] Cyborg Digest, Vol 6, Issue 12
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Thu Aug 20 19:51:01 UTC 2009
Hey all -- a heads up to fellow journal readers.
If you don't have access to a particular article, just send the title and
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Lots of people (not me) are in academia where thousands of different
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I saw in this case that Joshua kindly attached a PDF of the article, so this
is in case you want other articles.
> Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 12:16:30 -0700
> From: David Allen <david.r.allen1 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Cyborg] Fwd: Wiley InterScience :: JOURNALS :: Cognitive
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> From: Joshua Marker <joshua at nowhereville.org>
> Date: Thu, Aug 20, 2009 at 9:01 AM
> Subject: Wiley InterScience :: JOURNALS :: Cognitive Science
> To: David Allen <davidrallen1 at gmail.com>
> In this month's issue of CogSci. Not sure you have journal access, so it's
> Perception With Compensatory Devices: From Sensory Substitution to
> Sensorimotor Extension
> Malika Auvray a , Erik Myin ba Computer Laboratory for Mechanical and
> Engineering Sciences, CNRS
> b Center for Philosophical Psychology, Department of Philosophy, University
> of Antwerp
> Correspondence should be sent to Malika Auvray, LIMSI, B.P. 133, 91403,
> Orsay, Cedex, France. E-mail: malika at malika-auvray.com
> Sensory substitution ? Sensory modalities ? Neural plasticity ? Vision ?
> Perceptual adaptation ? Extended mind
> Sensory substitution devices provide through an unusual sensory modality
> (the substituting modality, e.g., audition) access to features of the world
> that are normally accessed through another sensory modality (the
> substituted modality,
> e.g., vision). In this article, we address the question of which sensory
> modality the acquired perception belongs to. We have recourse to the four
> traditional criteria that have been used to define sensory modalities:
> sensory organ, stimuli, properties, and qualitative experience (Grice,
> to which we have added the criteria of behavioral equivalence (Morgan,
> dedication (Keeley,
> and sensorimotor equivalence (O'Regan & No?,
> We discuss which of them are fulfilled by perception through sensory
> substitution devices and whether this favors the view that perception
> belongs to the substituting or to the substituted modality. Though the
> application of a number of criteria might be taken to point to the
> conclusion that perception with a sensory substitution device belongs to
> substituted modality, we argue that the evidence leads to an alternative
> view on sensory substitution. According to this view, the experience after
> sensory substitution is a transformation, extension, or augmentation of our
> perceptual capacities, rather than being something equivalent or reducible
> to an already existing sensory modality. We develop this view by comparing
> sensory substitution devices to other "mind-enhancing tools" such as pen
> paper, sketchpads, or calculators. An analysis of sensory substitution in
> terms of mind-enhancing tools unveils it as a thoroughly transforming
> perceptual experience and as giving rise to a novel form of perceptual
> interaction with the environment.
> Received 15 January 2008; received in revised form 20 October 2008;
> 10 February 2009
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> Turkish: I really must apologise for spilling coffee over your kilim, and
> dripping yoghurt over your turquoise divan.
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