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Publications

Decoding Natural Sounds in Early “Visual” Cortex of Congenitally Blind Individuals

Author(s): Petra Vetter, Łukasz Bola, Lior Reich, Matthew Bennett, Lars Muckli, Amir Amedi
Published in: Current Biology, Issue 30/15, 2020, Page(s) 3039-3044.e2, ISSN 0960-9822
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.05.071

Immediate improvement of speech-in-noise perception through multisensory stimulation via an auditory to tactile sensory substitution

Author(s): Katarzyna Cieśla, Tomasz Wolak, Artur Lorens, Benedetta Heimler, Henryk Skarżyński, Amir Amedi
Published in: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, Issue 37/2, 2019, Page(s) 155-166, ISSN 0922-6028
DOI: 10.3233/rnn-190898

Topographic maps and neural tuning for sensory substitution dimensions learned in adulthood in a congenital blind subject

Author(s): Shir Hofstetter, Wietske Zuiderbaan, Benedetta Heimler, Serge O. Dumoulin, Amir Amedi
Published in: NeuroImage, Issue 235, 2021, Page(s) 118029, ISSN 1053-8119
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118029

Speech-to-touch sensory substitution: a 10-decibel improvement in speech-in-noise understanding after a short training

Author(s): Katarzyna Ciesla, Tomasz Wolak, Artur Lorens, Henryk Skarżyński, Amir Amedi
Published in: Research Square, 2021, ISSN 2693-5015
DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-429202/v1

Applying a novel visual-to-touch sensory substitution for studying tactile reference frames

Author(s): Or Yizhar, Galit Buchs, Benedetta Heimler, Doron Friedman, Amir Amedi
Published in: Scientific Reports, Issue 11/1, 2021, ISSN 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-90132-7

Core knowledge of geometry can develop independently of visual experience

Author(s): Benedetta Heimler, Tomer Behor, Stanislas Dehaene, Véronique Izard, Amir Amedi
Published in: Cognition, Issue 212, 2021, Page(s) 104716, ISSN 0010-0277
DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2021.104716

A Whole-Body Sensory-Motor Gradient is Revealed in the Medial Wall of the Parietal Lobe

Author(s): Noa Zeharia, Shir Hofstetter, Tamar Flash, Amir Amedi
Published in: The Journal of Neuroscience, Issue 39/40, 2019, Page(s) 7882-7892, ISSN 0270-6474
DOI: 10.1523/jneurosci.0727-18.2019

The development of white matter structural changes during the process of deterioration of the visual field

Author(s): Shir Hofstetter, Norman Sabbah, Saddek Mohand-Saïd, José-Alain Sahel, Christophe Habas, Avinoam B. Safran, Amir Amedi
Published in: Scientific Reports, Issue 9/1, 2019, ISSN 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-38430-5

Are critical periods reversible in the adult brain? Insights on cortical specializations based on sensory deprivation studies

Author(s): Benedetta Heimler, Amir Amedi
Published in: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Issue 116, 2020, Page(s) 494-507, ISSN 0149-7634
DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2020.06.034

The Effect of Irrelevant Environmental Noise on the Performance of Visual-to-Auditory Sensory Substitution Devices Used by Blind Adults

Author(s): Galit Buchs, Benedetta Heimler, Amir Amedi
Published in: Multisensory Research, Issue 32/2, 2019, Page(s) 87-109, ISSN 2213-4794
DOI: 10.1163/22134808-20181327

The sound of reading: Color-to-timbre substitution boosts reading performance via OVAL, a novel auditory orthography optimized for visual-to-auditory mapping

Author(s): Roni Arbel, Benedetta Heimler, Amir Amedi
Published in: PLOS ONE, Issue 15/11, 2020, Page(s) e0242619, ISSN 1932-6203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0242619

A self-training program for sensory substitution devices

Author(s): Galit Buchs, Benedetta Haimler, Menachem Kerem, Shachar Maidenbaum, Liraz Braun, Amir Amedi
Published in: PLOS ONE, Issue 16/4, 2021, Page(s) e0250281, ISSN 1932-6203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0250281

Virtual Self-Training of a Sensory Substitution Device for Blind Individuals

Author(s): Galit Buchs, Benedetta Heimler, Menachem Kerem, Shachar Maidenbaum, Liraz Braun, Amir Amedi
Published in: 2019 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR), 2019, Page(s) 1-2
DOI: 10.1109/icvr46560.2019.8994662

A systematic computerized training program for using Sensory Substitution Devices in real-life

Author(s): Ophir Netzer, Galit Buchs, Benedetta Heimler, Amir Amedi
Published in: 2019 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR), 2019, Page(s) 1-2
DOI: 10.1109/icvr46560.2019.8994518

The Topo-Speech Algorithm: An intuitive Sensory Substitution for Spatial Information

Author(s): Benedetta Heimler, Amir Shur, Ophir Netzer, Tomer Behor, Amir Amedi
Published in: 2019 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR), 2019, Page(s) 1-2
DOI: 10.1109/icvr46560.2019.8994658

Standardizing Visual Rehabilitation using Simple Virtual Tests

Author(s): Shachar Maidenbaum, Amir Amedi
Published in: 2019 International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR), 2019, Page(s) 1-8
DOI: 10.1109/icvr46560.2019.8994431

Task-selectivity in the sensory deprived brain and sensory substitution approaches for clinical practice

Author(s): Benedetta Heimler, Amir Amedi
Published in: Multisensory Perception, 2020, Page(s) 321-342
DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-812492-5.00015-2