An interesting empirical prediction follows from the idea that what determines the quality of a sensory modality is not the particular sensory channel or cortical area involved, but rather the nature of the laws linking input to possible actions on the part of the observer. The prediction is that if one could simulate, for example, visual laws of sensorimotor interaction, while all the time using the tactile or auditory modality, then one should be able to see via these other modalities.
This is of course the purpose of recent experiments in sensory substitution which, after a lull due perhaps to technical or theoretical difficulties, are now reclaiming interest in the scientific community, and are meeting with some success.
Adaptation to new color contingencies
Color naming, unique hues and hue cancellation
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