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Presentation at ASSC 15 April 5, 2011

Posted by Tom Froese in Presentations.
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An abstract based on our recent pilot study with the Enactive Torch has been accepted as a presentation at this year’s annual conference of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC), to be held in Kyoto, Japan, on June 9-12.

Distal perception via use of distal-to-tactile sensory substitution interface does not lead to extension of body image

Tom Froese, Marek McGann, and Anil K. Seth

It is well known that bodily transformations are entailed by practical tool-use, such as changes in body schema and body image after pointing with sticks or manipulating with rakes (see Maravita and Iriki 2004). What remains unclear is which aspects of tool-use cause the transformations. Since no effects are found in control tasks with laser pointers, the changes appear to be related to reachability (Longo and Lourenco 2006).