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Re: New Book: See What I'm Saying
I checked out the link to your book on Amazon, and it looks interesting!
> auditory list members might be interested in using the book for teaching,
> and as a way to update their knowledge on some of the most exciting findings
> in the smell, taste, touch and sight literatures.
Since you are posting on an auditory list and in your book describe the
amazing echolocation skills of Daniel Kish as well as discuss sensory
substitution through the tactile modality as pursued by Paul Bach-y-Rita,
you might also be interested in research at the cross-roads of all this
in the form of auditory displays for the blind: www.seeingwithsound.com
A few recent - as of 2007 - publications based on this are appended, in
reverse chronological order.
Seeing with Sound - The vOICe
J. Ward and P. Meijer, ``Visual Experiences in the Blind induced by an
Auditory Sensory Substitution Device,'' Consciousness and Cognition,
J.-K. Kim and R. J. Zatorre, ``Can you hear shapes you touch?'',
Experimental Brain Research, February 2010 (in press).
L. B. Merabet, L. Battelli, S. Obretenova, S. Maguire, P. Meijer and A.
Pascual-Leone, ``Functional recruitment of visual cortex for sound encoded
object identification in the blind,'' Neuroreport, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp.
132-138, January 2009.
M. J. Proulx, P. Stoerig, E. Ludowig and I. Knoll, ``Seeing 'Where' through
the Ears: Effects of Learning-by-Doing and Long-Term Sensory Deprivation on
Localization Based on Image-to-Sound Substitution,'' PLoS ONE, Vol. 3,
No. 3, March 2008, e1840.
J.-K. Kim and R. J. Zatorre, ``Generalized learning of visual-to-auditory
substitution in sighted individuals,'' Brain Research, Vol. 242, pp.
A. Amedi, W. Stern, J. A. Camprodon, F. Bermpohl, L. Merabet, S. Rotman, C.
Hemond, P. Meijer and A. Pascual-Leone, ``Shape conveyed by visual-
to-auditory sensory substitution activates the lateral occipital
complex,'' Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 10, No. 6, pp. 687 - 689, June 2007.
M. Auvray, S. Hanneton and J. K. O'Regan, ``Learning to perceive witha
visuo-auditory substitution system: Localisation and object recognition
with ‘The vOICe’,'' Perception, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 416–430, 2007.
> Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 12:19:33 -0400
> From: Lawrence Rosenblum<rosenblu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: New Book: See What I'm Saying
> Hi Auditory Friends-
> Just wanted to let folks know about my new trade book on our 'hidden' per=
> ceptual skills:
> See What I'm Saying: The Extraordinary Powers of Our Five Senses (W.W. No=
> rton& Co., 2010).=20
> While the book covers all the senses, there are multiple chapters dedicat=
> ed to auditory perception=20
> and multisensory perception. The book also presents current hot-topic iss=
> ues including=20
> neuroplasticity, mirror neuron systems, and the primacy of multisensory p=
> erception. While written=20
> for the layperson, auditory list members might be interested in using the=
> book for teaching, and=20
> as a way to update their knowledge on some of the most exciting findings =
> in the smell, taste,=20
> touch and sight literatures.=20
> Below is a description along with relevant links.
> Larry R.
> Book website:
> Amazon page: