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Sensory Modality

Sensory modality is where there is a channel of communication between the computer mediated environment and the user, which focuses on one of the senses only.

Sensory modality may be touch, taste, scent, sound, vision, balance, or prioproception based.

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Our perception of the world is driven by sensory input which is sent to our brains through sequences of spikes carried by sensory neurons, an incoming/outgoing "language of the brain". This book explores the way in which the nervous system represents or encodes these sensory signals.





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Prevailing View of Brain's Sensory Processing System is Under Fire
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Industry news, originally posted on the first of July 2013, concerning the discovery that sensory data processed by the brain does not always follow the pathways it was shown to follow in the past. Specifically, signals often go through these areas, deeper into the brain, and the whole sensory processing model has been turned on its head.



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Multiple Sensory Modalities Proven to Reinforce Each Other
Usually when we think of sensory input channels - sight, sound, touch, taste, smell, balance - we think of the traditional hierarchical order, under the brain. It seems that that hierarchy is not as cut and dried as we once thought, with interesting implications for virtual worlds.



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Eye-tracking as Virtual Environment Interaction for Disabilities
Gaze tracking comes to the desktop, as an interface modality designed exclusively to control virtual environments by gaze control, and aimed at those who lack fine motor control for a mouse. Packaged in the unfortunately named "Snap Clutch" driver.



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Book Quotes: Apparent Sensory Perception
Apparent Sensory Perception, later known as SimStim, is the logic endpoint of passive entertainment, in all forms.



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Sensory Malfunction: Taste
A look at what taste is, as a sense, and the possible malfunctions - what can go wrong with the taste reaching the brain, attempting to explain in signal propogation terms. Intended to assist the creation of taste-based sensory systems for VR.



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Attention is what makes Sensory Data Stand Out
The title above should come as no surprise to most people. However, we now have empirical scientific evidence to back this up. When you concentrate your attention or focus on a particular channel of sensory input, it comes in clear and sharp, regardless of the background information. The study focuses on the sense of sight, but what applies there, applies to all.



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Extra Sensory Perceptions: Sensing Magnetic Fields
The first known, successful implant of an extra sensory perception to detect magnetic fields the person with the new sense was near, occurred in 2005, when a small piece of neodymium, which is a rare earth metal, that forms a permanent magnet, was coated in a thin layer of silicon, and implanted into an emergency medical technician's finger.



 

Industry News containing the Term Sensory Modality:

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(19/05/2009)
You can tell without looking whether you've been stuck by a pin or burnt by a match. But how? In research that overturns conventional wisdom, a team of scientists from the California Institute of Technology and the University of California...


(26/06/2013)
A new study has found that chasing down a moving object is not only a matter of sight or of sound, but of mind.

The study found that people who are blindfolded employ the same strategy to intercept a running ball carrier as p...


(14/06/2009)
SIIM Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, USA, 4 June 2009 ? Medical display specialist Barco has enhanced its existing surgical display portfolio with the introduction of a new 42-inch LCD display for use in the digital operating room. The new M...


(15/02/2009)
A multicenter clinical trial comparing the sensitivity of traditional breast CA detection technologies (MRI, sonography, and mammography) versus the new one, called the Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI), has shown that the new medical im...


(23/11/2007)
A computer specialist is that gives virtual beings sensory powers.

Tony Conde, a researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), has been honoured with an award from Vaud?s capital for his development of softw...