[extropy-chat] Questionnaire on senses

Anders Sandberg asa at nada.kth.se
Fri Jan 26 09:58:18 UTC 2007

Mike Dougherty wrote:
> Would this information still be "smell"  if the olfactory modality is
> usurped for some other purpose, does it retain an inherent olfactory
> association?

Good question. People using a ultrasound -> tactile mapping to control a
robot in a labyrinth using sensory information projected onto their backs
report experiencing a sense of space after a few hours. But most
visualizations of something tend to remain in the visual modality, even
when they are of sounds.

Anders Sandberg,
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University

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