Latest Multimodal integration Stories
Imagine the brain's delight when experiencing the sounds of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" while simultaneously taking in a light show produced by a visualizer.
When animals are on the hunt for food they likely use many senses, and scientists have wondered how the different senses work together.
Our obsession with multiple forms of media is not necessarily all bad news.
The next time you set a trap for that rat running around in your basement, here's something to consider: you are going up against an opponent whose ability to assess the situation and make decisions is statistically just as good as yours.
In order to get a better picture of our surroundings, the brain has to integrate information from different senses, but how does it know which signals to combine?
The part of the brain that uses hearing to determine sound location is reorganized in deaf animals to locate visual targets.
BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- They are on the airwaves often.
Since the 1970s, there has been much debate surrounding the fact that individuals with autism have difficulty in understanding speech in situations where there is background speech or noise.
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in TÃ¼bingen, Germany have showed that the integration of auditory and touch information takes place in the 'hearing centre' of the brain â€“ the auditory cortex â€“ and thus at an earlier point than has traditionally been assumed (Neuron, October 20, 2005).
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