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  • Maidenbaum S*, Arbel A*, Shapira S, Buchs G, Amedi A. and Amedi A Vision through other senses: practical use of Sensory Substitution devices as assistive technology for visual rehabilitation MED 2014;[PDF]

  • Buchs G*, Maidenbaum S*, Amedi A. Obstacle Identification and Avoidance Using the 'EyeCane' EuroHaptics 2014;[PDF]

  • Striem-Amit E, Amedi A. Visual Cortex Extrastriate Body-Selective Area Activation in Congenitally Blind People ‘‘Seeing’’ by Using Sounds Current Biology 2014;[PDF]

  • Maidenbaum S, Amedi A. Sensory Substitution and Augmentation – what's happening "under the hood" in our brain? Assistive Augmentation 2014;in press

  • Maidenbaum S, Chebat DR, Levy-Tzedek S, Amedi A. Blind in a Virtual World: Vision-deprived Virtual Navigation Patterns Using Depth Cues and The Effect of Extended Sensory Range CHI-WiP 2014;in press

  • Hertz U, Amedi A. Flexibility and stability in sensory processing revealed using visual-to-auditory sensory substitution Cerebral Cortex 2014;[Link]

  • Maidenbaum S, Chebat DR, Levy-Tzedek S, Amedi A. Depth-To-Audio Sensory Substitution for Navigation in Virtual Environments Proceedings of the HCII 2014;[PDF]

  • Maidenbaum S, Abboud S, Amedi A. Sensory substitution: Closing the gap between basic research and widespread practical visual rehabilitation NBR 2013;[PDF]

  • Abboud S, Hanassy S, Levy-Tzedek S, Maidenbaum S, Amedi A. EyeMusic: Introducing a “visual” colorful experience for the blind using auditory sensory substitution RNN 2013;[PDF].

  • Levy-Tzedek S, Halimi M, Amedi A. Seeing with your ears: a wondrous journey across the senses Frontiers for young minds 2013;[Link].

  • Maidenbaum S, Levy-Tzedek S, Chebat DR, Amedi A. Increasing Accessibility to the Blind of Virtual Environments, Using a Virtual Mobility Aid Based On the "EyeCane": Feasibility Study PLoS1 2013;[PDF].

  • Levy-Tzedek S, Novick I, Arbel R, Abboud S, Maidenbaum S, Vaadia E, Amedi A. Cross-sensory transfer of sensory-motor information: visuomotor learning affects performance on an audiomotor task, using sensory-substitution Scientific Reports 2012; 2:949 [PDF].

  • Maidenbaum S, Amedi A. Applying Plasticity to Visual Rehabilitation in Adulthood. Plasticity in Sensory Systems (2012): 229 2012;.

  • Zeharia N, Hertz U, Flash T, Amedi A Negative blood oxygenation level dependent homunculus and somatotopic information in primary motor cortex and supplementary motor area PNAS 2012; [PDF].

  • Striem-Amit E, Dehaene S, Cohen L, Amedi A. Reading with sounds: Sensory substitution selectively activates the visual word form area in the blind Neuron 2012; [PDF].

  • Levy-Tzedek S, Hanassy S, Abboud S, Maidenbaum S, Amedi A. Fast, accurate reaching movements with a visual-to-auditory sensory substitution device Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience 2012; 30; 313-323 [PDF].

  • Maidenbaum S, Arbel R, Abboud S, Chebat D R, Levy-Tzedek S, Amedi A Virtual 3D shape and orientation discrimination using point distance information, Proc. of the 9th Intl Conf. Disability, Virtual Reality & Associated Technologies 2012 [PDF].

  • Striem-Amit E, Guendelman M, Amedi A ‘Visual’ Acuity of the Congenitally Blind Using Visual-to-Auditory Sensory Substitution PloS1 2012;[PDF].

  • Striem-Amit E, Dakwar O, Reich L, Amedi A The large-scale organization of “visual” streams emerges without visual experience‏ Cerebral Cortex 2012;[PDF].

  • Reich L, Maidenbaum S, Amedi A The brain as a flexible task machine: implications for visual rehabilitation using noninvasive vs. invasive approaches. Current opinion in neurology 2012; 25(1), 86-95. [PDF]

  • Striem-Amit E, Dakwar O, Hertz U, Meijer P, Stern W, Pascual-Leone A, Amedi A. The Neural Network of Sensory-Substitution Object Shape Recognition. Functional Neurology, Rehabilitation, and Ergonomics Journals 2011; [PDF].

  • Striem-Amit E, Hertz U, Amedi A. Extensive Cochleotopic Mapping of Human Auditory Cortical Fields Obtained with Phase-Encoding fMRI. PLoS ONE 2011; 6(3): e17832. [PDF]

  • Reich L, Szwed M, Cohen L, Amedi A. A Ventral Visual Stream Reading Center Independent of Visual Experience. Current Biology 2011; 21: 1–6. [PDF]

  • Bubic A, Striem-Amit E., Amedi A. Large-Scale Brain Plasticity Following Blindness and the Use of Sensory Substitution Devices. Chapter in Book: Multisensory Object Perception in the Primate Brain 2010; 351-380. [PDF]

  • Hertz U, Amedi A. Disentangling unisensory and multisensory components in audiovisual integration using a novel multifrequency fMRI spectral analysis. NeuroImage 2010; 52: 617-632. [PDF]

  • Amedi A, Raz N, Azulay H, Malach R, Zohary E. Cortical activity during tactile exploration of objects in blind and sighted humans. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience 2010; 28: 143-156. [PDF]

  • Tal N, Amedi A. Multisensory visual–tactile object related network in humans: insights gained using a novel crossmodal adaptation approach. Experimental Brain Research 2009; Published online. [PDF]

  • Azulay H, Striem E, Amedi A. Negative BOLD in Sensory Cortices During Verbal Memory: A Component in Generating Internal Representations? Brain Topography 2009; Published online. [PDF]

  • Lacey S, Tal N, Amedi A, Sathian K. A Putative Model of Multisensory Object Representation. Brain Topography 2009; Published online. [PDF]

  • Amedi A, Merabet LB , Camprodon J, Bermpohl F, Fox S, Ronen I, Kim D and Pascual-Leone A. Neural and behavioral correlates of drawing in an early blind painter: A case study. Brain Research 2008; 1242: 252-262. [PDF]

  • Amedi A, Stern W, Camprodon JA, Bermpohl F, Merabet L, Rotman S, Hemond CC, Meijer P, Pascual-Leone A. Shape conveyed by visual-to-auditory sensory substitution activates the lateral occipital complex. Nature Neuroscience 2007; 10: 687-689. [PDF]

  • Amedi A, Malach R, Pascual-Leone A. Negative BOLD differentiates visual imagery and perception. Neuron. 2005; 48: 859-72. [PDF]

  • Amedi A, Merabet L, Bermpohl F, Pascual-Leone A. The Occipital Cortex in the Blind: Lessons about Plasticity and Vision. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 2005; 16: 306-311. [PDF]

  • Amedi A, Von Kriegstein K, Van Atteveldt N, Beauchamp MS, Naumer MJ. Functional imaging of human crossmodal identification and object recognition Experimental Brain Research 2005; 166: 559-571. [PDF]

    See also:
    Ramos-Estebanez C, Merabet LB, Machii K, Fregni F, Thut G, Wagner TA, Romei V, Amedi A, Pascual-Leone A. Visual phosphene perception modulated by sub-threshold cross-modal sensory stimulation. Journal of Neuroscience 2007; 27: 4178-4181. [PDF]

  • Pascual-Leone A, Amedi A, Fregni F, Merabet L. The Plastic Human Brain Cortex. Annual Reviews Neuroscience. 2005; 28:377-401. [PDF]

  • Amedi A, Floel A, Knecht S, Zohary E, Cohen, LG. Transcranial magnetic stimulation of the occipital pole interferes with verbal processing in blind subjects Nature Neuroscience 2004; 7:1266-70.

  • Merabet L, Rizzo J, Amedi A, Somers D, Pascual-Leone A. What blindness can tell us about seeing again: Merging neuroplasticity and neuroprostheses. Nature Review Neuroscience. 2005; 6:71-7. [PDF]

  • Amedi A, Raz N, Pianka P, Malach R, Zohary E. Early 'visual' cortex activation correlates with superior verbal-memory performance in the blind. Nature Neuroscience 2003; 6:758-66. [PDF]

    See also:
    Raz N, Amedi A, Zohary E. V1 activation in congenitally blind is associated with episodic retrieval. Cerebral Cortex 2005; 15:1459-1468.  [PDF]

  • Amedi A, Malach R, Hendler T, Peled S, Zohary E. Visuo-haptic object-related activation in the ventral visual pathway. Nature Neuroscience 2001; 4:324-330. [PDF]

    See also:
    Amedi A, Jacobson G, Hendler T, Malach R, Zohary E. Convergence of visual and tactile shape processing in the human lateral occipital complex. Cerebral Cortex 2002; 12:1202-1212. [PDF]

 

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  • Amedi A. Seeing in the dark. Odyssey January 2010; (Hebrew) [PDF]

 

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