TSC 2010

PLENARY  5     Multimodal Experience


Michael Proulx

Synthetic and natural crossmodal mappings explored with sensory substitution



Michael Proulx is a cognitive psychologist with a primary interest in  perception and attention.  He first studied psychology at Arizona  State University, where he received his BS and conducted research on  categorization. He then received an MA and PhD at Johns
Hopkins  University, where he began research on visual attention and  perception. Dr. Proulx is interested in exploring how sensory  modalities interact and contribute to perception and cognition, and  found during postdoctoral work in Germany that sensory
substitution  devices for blind persons provided a unique approach to crossmodal perception. He is now Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology at Queen Mary  University of London.