Archive for the ‘Glossary’ Category

17 April

What is Sensory Augmentation?   Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Posted by : Ryan Clark
Compass
Similar to sensory substitution, sensory augmentation stimulates the sensory apparatus of one sense in an attempt to evoke the feel of another. However, in this case, the “other” sense is one that we humans do not normally possess, such as the ability to sense magnetic fields.

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17 April

What is Sensory Substitution?   Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Posted by : Ryan Clark
Circuit Thumbprint
Sensory substitution can be described as the attempt to evoke the feel of one sensory modality by stimulating the sensory apparatus of another. The classic example is Bach-y-Rita’s work on tactile-visual sensory substitution, published in 1969. Something akin to the feeling of sight was generated through a grid of 20×20 vibrating solenoids, contacting a subject’s skin.
15 April

Glossary of Terms   Sunday, April 15, 2012

Posted by : Ryan Clark
Books
You may not be familiar with some of the terms that we use on this site, so we will maintain a glossary of sorts to help.