Extended multisensory space in blind cane users.

  title={Extended multisensory space in blind cane users.},
  author={Andrea Serino and Michela Bassolino and Alessandro Farn{\`e} and Elisabetta L{\`a}davas},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={18 7},
In the present work, we investigated whether an auditory peripersonal space exists around the hand and whether such a space might be extended by a brief tool-use experience or by long-term experience using a tool in everyday life. To this end, we studied audio-tactile integration in the space around the hand and in far space, in blind subjects who regularly used a cane to navigate and in sighted subjects, before and after brief training with the cane. In sighted subjects, auditory peripersonal… CONTINUE READING
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