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A Demonstration of 'Visual' Perception Using Soundscapes

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Caption: After the training program, participants could assign soundscapes to their visual categories and also determine multiple features of the stimulus (such as hairstyle in a face image, number of floors and windows in a house image, and body posture in a body-shape image), enabling them to differentiate between objects within categories. The movie depicts two examples of these abilities: a trained congenitally blind participant in the study as she reads a three-letter word and another participant as she identifies emotional facial expressions perceived through the SSD.

Credit: Striem-Amit et al., Neuron

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