PUBLICATIONS

  •  Air Amedi., Lofti B. Merabet., Noa Tal., Alvaro Pascual-Leone Pictorial Art Beyond Sight: Revealing The Mind Of A Blind PainterArt and the Senses. Chapter 23 (2019). PDF

  • Amedi A. The Israeli Scientist Who Is Trying to Hack the Brain to Create Super Senses. Haaretz 2020. PDF​ (EN)PDF​(ES)

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  • Vetter P., Bola L., Reich L., Bennett M., Muckli L., Amedi A. Decoding natural sounds in early “visual” cortex of congenitally blind individuals. Current Biology 2020. PDF

  • Heimler B., Amedi A. Are critical periods reversible in the adult brain? Insights on cortical specializations based on sensory deprivation studiesNeuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 2020. PDF

  • Heimler B., Amedi A. Task-selectivity in the sensory deprived brain and sensory substitution approaches for clinical practice: Evidence from blindnessMultisensory Perception. 2020. PDF

  • Zeharia N., Hofstetter S., Flash T., Amedi A. A whole-body sensory-motor gradient is revealed in the medial wall of the parietal lobeThe Journal of Neuroscience. 2019. PDF

  • Shur A., Heimler B., Shur A., Netzer O., Heimler B., Amir A. The Topo-Speech Algorithm: An intuitive Sensory Substitution for Spatial Information. IEE, International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR). 2019. PDF

  • Maidenbaum S., Amedi A. Standardizing Visual Rehabilitation using Simple Virtual Tests. IEE, International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR). 2019. PDF

  • Netzer O., Buchs G., Heimler B., Amedi A. A systematic computerized training program for using Sensory Substitution Devices in real-life. IEE, International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR). 2019. PDF

  • Buchs G., Maidenbaum S., Heimler B., Kerem M., Braun L., Amedi A. Virtual Self-Training of a Sensory Substitution Device for Blind Individuals. IEE, International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR). 2019. PDF

  • Sabbah N., Mohand-Saïd S., Sahel J-A., Habas C., Hofstetter S., Safran., Amedi A. The development of white matter structural changes during the process of deterioration of the visual field. Scientific reports. 2019. PDF

  • Cieśla K., Wolak T., Lorens A., Heimler B., Skarżyński H., Amedi A. Immediate improvement of speech-in-noise perception through multisensory stimulation via an auditory to tactile sensory substitutionRestorative neurology and neuroscience. 2019. PDF

  • Buchs G., Heimler B., Amedi A. The Effect of Irrelevant Environmental Noise on the Performance of Visual-to-Auditory Sensory Substitution Devices Used by Blind AdultsMultisensory research. 2019. PDF

  • Hofstetter S., Zuiderbaan W., Dumoulin S., Amedi, A. The mapping and reconstruction of the brain's mind eye in the absence of visual experience: a population receptive field mapping of soundscape space. Journal of Vision. 2018. Link​

  • Pavani F., Heimler B., Amedi, A. Implications of cross-modal and intra-modal plasticity for the education and rehabilitation of deaf children and adults. Evidence-Based Practices in Deaf Education. 2018. Link​

  • Hillenbrand S., Raveh D., Amedi, A. What can sensory substitution tell us about the organization of the brain?. Sensory substitution and augmentation. 2018. Link​

  • Maidenbaum S., Daniel RC., Amedi, A. Human navigation without and with vision-the role of visual experience and visual regions. BioRxiv. 2018. PDF​

  • Daniel RC., Benedetta H., Hofsetter S., Amedi, A. The implications of brain plasticity and task selectivity for visual rehabilitation of blind and visually impaired individuals. The Neuroimaging of Brain Diseases. 2018. PDF (Page 295)

  • Daniel RC., Vanessa H., Ron K., Maidenbaum S., Maurice P., Amedi, A. Sensory substitution and the neural correlates of navigation in blindness. Mobility of Visually Impaired People. 2018. Link

  • Daniel RC., Maidenbaum S., Amedi, A. The transfer of non-visual spatial knowledge between real and virtual mazes via sensory substitution. IEEE, International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation (ICVR). 2017. PDF​

  • Tal, Z., Geva, R., Amedi, A. Positive and Negative Somatotopic BOLD Responses in Contralateral Versus Ipsilateral Penfield Homunculus. Cerebral cortex. 2017. PDF​

  • Amedi A., Hofstetter S., Maidenbaum S., Heimler B., Task selectivity as a comprehensive principle for brain organizationTrends in cognitive science. 2017; PDF

  • Buchs G., Simon N., Maidenbaum S., Amedi A. Waist-up protection for blind individuals using the EyeCane as a primary and secondary mobility aidRestorative Neurology and Neuroscience. 2017; PDF

  • Sabbah N., Sanda N., Authié CN., Mohand-Saïd S., Sahel JA.,Habas C., Amedi A., Safran AB. Reorganization of early visual cortex functional connectivity following selective peripheral and central visual loss. Scientific Reports. 2017; PDF

  • Hertz, U., Zoran, D., Weiss, Y., Amedi, A. fMRI Dependent Components Analysis Reveals Dynamic Relations Between Functional Large Scale Cortical Networks. bioRxiv. 2016. PDF

  • Murray MM., Lewkowicz DJ., Amedi, A., Wallace MT. Multisensory Processes: A balancing act across the lifepan. Ternds in Neurosciences. 2016; PDF

  • Sabbah, N., Authie, CN., Sanda, N., Mohand-Said, S., Sahel JA., AB., Habas, C., Amedi, A. Increased functional connectivity between language and visually deprived areas in late and partial blindness. NeuroImage. 2016; PDF
     

  • Peer, M., Abboud, S., Hertz, U., Amedi, A., Arzy, S. Intensity-based making: A tool to improve functional connectivity results of resting-state fMRI. Human Brain Mapping. 2016; PDF

 

  • Levy-Tzedek S, Maidenbaum S, Amedi A, Lackner J. Aging and Sensory substitution in a virtual Navigation Task. PLOS ONE. 2016; Link

 

  • Halperin Y, Buchs, G, Maidenbaum, S, Amenou M, Amedi A. Social sensing: a Wi-Fi based social sense for perceiving the surrounding people. Augmented human. 2016

 

  • Siuda-Krzywicka K, Bola L, Paplińska M, Sumera E, Jednoróg K, Marchewka, A Śliwińska M, Amedi A, Szwed M. Massive cortical reorganization in sighted Braille readers. E-Life. 2016; Link

 

  • Maidenbaum S, Buchs G, Abboud S, Lavi-Rotbain O, Amedi A. Perception of Graphical Virtual Environments by Blind Users via Sensory Substitution. PLOS ONE. 2016; Link 

 

  • Maidenbaum S, Amedi, A. Non-visual virtual interaction: Can Sensory Substitution generically increase the accessibility of Graphical virtual reality to the blind? Virtual and Augmented Assistive Technology (VAAT), 3rd IEEE VR International Workshop (pp. 15-17). 2015

 

  • Tal Z, Geva R, Amedi A. The origins of metamodality in visual tools area LO: Bodily topographical biases and increased functional connectivity to S1. NeuroImage. 2015; PDF

 

  • Buchs G, Maidenbaum S,  Amedi A. Augmented non-visual distance sensing with the EyeCane. Proceedings of the 6th Augmented Human International Conference (pp. 209-210). 2015

 

  • Saadon-Grosman N, Tal Z, Itshayek E, Amedi A, Arzy S. Discontinuity of cortical gradients reflects sensory impairment. PNAS. 2015; PDF

 

  • Sigalov N, Maidenbaum S, Amedi A. Reading in the dark: Neural correlates and cross-modal plasticity for learning to read entire words without visual experience. Neuropsychologia; PDF

 

  • Murray MM, Matusz PJ, Amedi A. Neuroplasticity: Unexpected consequences of early blindness. Current Biology. 2015; PDF
     

  • Buchs G, Maidenbaum, Lievy-Tzedek S, Amedi A. Integration and binding in rehabilitative sensory substitution: increasing resolution using a new Zooming-in approach. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. PDF
     

  • Reich L, Amedi A. Visual parsing can be taught quickly without visual experience during critical periods. Scientific Reports. 2015; PDF
     

  • Heimler B, Striem-Amit E and Amedi A. Origins of task-specific sensory-independent brain organization in the visual and auditory systems: neuroscience evidence, open questions and clinical implications. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 2015; PDF
     

  • Hannagan T, Amedi A, Cohen L, Dehaene-Lambertz G, and Dehaene S. Origins of the specialization for letters and numbers in ventral occipitotemporal cortex. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 2015; PDF

 

  • Chebat DR, Maidenbaum S, Amedi A. Navigation using sensory substitution in real and virtual mazes. PLOS ONE. 2015; Link

 

  • Striem-Amit* E, Ovadia-Caro S*, Caramazza A, Marulies DS, Villringer A and Amedi A. Functional connectivity of visual cortex in the blind follows retinotopic organization principles. Brain. 2015; PDF

 

  • Zeharia N, Hertz U, Flash T, Amedi A. New whole-body sensory-motor gradients revealed using phase-locked analysis and verified using MVPA and functional connectivity. Journal of Neuroscience. 2015; PDF

 

  • Abboud S, Maidenbaum S, Dehaene S, Amedi A. A number-form area in the blind. Nature Communications. 2015; Link

 

  • Levy-Tzedek S, Riemer D, Amedi A. Color improves ‘visual’ acuity via sound. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 2014; Link

     

  • Maidenbaum S, Chebat DR, Levy-Tzedek S, Namer-Furstenberg R, Amedi A. The effect of expanded sensory range via the EyeCane sensory substitution device on the characteristics of visionless virtual navigation. Multisensory Research. 2014; PDF

 

  • Maidenbaum S*, Hanassy S*, Abboud S, Buchs G, Chebat DR, Levy-Tzedek S, Amedi A. The “EyeCane”, a new electronic travel aid for the blind: Technology, behavior & swift learning. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. 2014; PDF

 

  • Proulx MJ, Ptito M., Amedi A. Multisensory integration, sensory substitution and visual rehabilitation. Special issue of  Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, editorial. 2014; PDF

 

  • Maidenbaum S*, Arbel A*, Shapira S, Buchs G 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; PDF

 

  • 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; PDF

 

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

 

  • 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. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 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. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience. 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. PLOS ONE. 2013; Link

 

  • 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; Link

 

  • 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. PLOS ONE. 2012; Link

 

  • 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; Link

 

  • 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

 

  • 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; PDF

 

  • 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

 

  • 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

 

  • 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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