Crossmodal processing and sensory substitution: is “seeing” with sound and touch a form of perception or cognition?

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The brain has evolved in this multisensory context to perceive the world in an integrated fashion. Although there are good reasons to be skeptical of the influence of cognition on perception, here we argue that the study of sensory substitution devices might reveal that perception and cognition are not necessarily distinct, but rather continuous aspects of our information processing capacities.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere241
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2017



  • Sensory Substitution
  • Multisensory perception
  • crossmodal processing

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