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A novel paradigm to study spatial memory skills in blind individuals through the auditory modality
An audio test inspired by a validated spatial memory test for blind individuals is designed, showing that sighted subjects performed better than blind participants after the exploration of the semantic scene, suggesting that blind participants focus on the perceived sound positions and do not use items’ locations learned during the exploration.
The Sound of Scotoma: Audio Space Representation Reorganization in Individuals With Macular Degeneration
This work studies, for the first time, audio spatial reorganization in 18 adults with macular degeneration (MD) for which the loss of vision due to scotoma is an ongoing progressive process, and shows that theloss of vision produces immediate changes in the processing of spatial audio signals.
A novel device to understand audio-spatial representation in individuals with scotoma
- Hafsah Ahmad, Walter Setti, Antonio Maviglia, E. Capris, C. Campus, M. Gori
- MedicineIEEE International Symposium on Medical…
- 1 June 2019
A novel device called ARENA is presented to assess and understand the effects of scotoma on audio and spatial modalities and based on the concept, design rehabilitation device that integrate multiple sensory modalities to utilize residual vision.
The influence of early visual deprivation on audio-spatial working memory.
- Walter Setti, Luigi F. Cuturi, Isaac Engel, L. Picinali, M. Gori
- 14 October 2021
It is found that blind subjects performed worse overall than the sighted group and that the semantic information significantly improved the performance, regardless of the experimental group and the sequences' order of presentation.
ARENA:a novel device to evaluate spatial and imagery skills through sounds
- Walter Setti, Luigi F. Cuturi, Antonio Maviglia, G. Sandini, M. Gori
- Psychology, BiologyIEEE International Symposium on Medical…
- 1 June 2019
The aim of this innovative technology is to design novel ways and clinical procedures to train and study memory along with the ability to properly built spatial mental representations of auditory items.
The Audio-Corsi: an acoustic virtual reality-based technological solution for evaluating audio-spatial memory abilities
- Walter Setti, Isaac Engel, Luigi F. Cuturi, M. Gori, L. Picinali
- PsychologyJ. Multimodal User Interfaces
- 24 November 2021
Spatial memory is a cognitive skill that allows the recall of information about the space, its layout, and items’ locations. We present a novel application built around 3D spatial audio technology to…
Changes in audio-spatial working memory abilities during childhood: The role of spatial and phonological development
It is hypothesized that audio-spatial memory skills improve over development, due to strengthening spatial and cognitive skills such as semantic elaboration, and that age-related improvements in spatial exploration and verbal coding memorization strategies affect how children learn and memorize items belonging to a complex acoustic spatial layout.
Assessment of spatial reasoning in blind individuals using a haptic version of the Kohs Block Design Test
Audio drawing and working memory in blindness: design, development and validation of a multi-sensory system
- Walter Setti, Fabrizio Tata, S. Sabatini, M. Gori
- Psychology, Biology44th Annual International Conference of the IEEE…
- 1 July 2022
An audio-haptic system to study the generation and recall of multi-sensory spatial representations in visually impaired and sighted individuals by developing an audio-tactile tablet composed of a set of spatialized speakers covered by tactile sensors and tri-modal stimulations units providing acoustic, visual, and haptic feedback.
Spatial Memory and Blindness: The Role of Visual Loss on the Exploration and Memorization of Spatialized Sounds
Spatial memory relies on encoding, storing, and retrieval of knowledge about objects’ positions in their surrounding environment. Blind people have to rely on sensory modalities other than vision to…