Sensory Substitution is Substitution

Mind and Language 30 (2):209-233 (2015)
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Abstract
Sensory substitution devices make use of one substituting modality to get access to environmental information normally accessed through another modality . Based on behavioural and neuroimaging data, some authors have claimed that using a vision-substituting device results in visual perception. Reviewing these data, we contend that this claim is untenable. We argue that the kind of information processed by a SSD is metamodal, so that it can be accessed through any sensory modality and that the phenomenology associated with the use of a SSD is best described in terms of spatial phenomenology, only
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