[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Question about Metamodal graphics
Lisa.Yayla at statped.no
Thu Aug 30 13:17:38 UTC 2018
It's been awhile since I have posted. Sorry.
I have a question that I have been thinking about for a while and hope to get your thoughts on it.
Many of you, if not all, are perhaps familiar with Professors Pauscual-Leone and Hamilton research on the metamodel organization of the brain.
>From what I understand from it - is that the ability to read tactile graphics (the contours/edges) is already hard wired into the brain- in one particular area. OK - please forgive me a very unsophisticated explanation.
So I got to thinking about the field we are engaged in -and perhaps some of you have thought this too - that what we do is design Metamodal graphics.
So I was thinking that a perhaps more accurate name for tactile graphics could be Metamodal tactile graphics or just metamodal graphics ... something like that.
The reason I propose this is that it would bring to the forefront this ability that we all have.
Adding a few links:
The metamodal organization of the brain<http://tmslab.org/includes/alvaro_3.pdf>
The Plastic Human Brain Cortex<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16022601>
Task Selectivity as a Comprehensive Principle of Brain Organization<http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28385460>
Individual Differences in Sensory Substitiution<https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev.neuro.27.070203.144216?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3Dpubmed>
Perspective taking, pictures, and the blind<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2247329>
Neural Reoganization following Sensory Loss: The Opportunity of Change<http://www.researchgate.net/publication/40029139_Neural_Reorganization_Following_Sensory_Loss_The_Opportunity_Of_Change>
Functional connectivity of visual cortex in the blind follows retinotopic organization principles<https://academic.oup.com/brain/article/138/6/1679/2847628>
Following is a really good book
Making Space How the Brain Know Where Things Are<https://www.amazon.com/Making-Space-Brain-Knows-Things/dp/067486321>
This is also a really nice book - perhaps a bit off subject
Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures<https://www.amazon.com/Reductionism-Art-Brain-Science-Bridging/dp/0231179626>,
Daniel Kish's echolocation in action<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xATlyq3uZM4>
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