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UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESS OF MULTISENSORY INTEGRATION

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Multisensory integration, the process by which the brain integrates inputs from different senses, has enormous survival value, and the search for its guiding principles has yielded substantial insight into this remarkable process. At the single neuron level, responses are more robust to spatiotemporally concordant modality-specific sensory cues (likely derived from the same event) than to either cue alone – an effect that is strongest when the cues are weakest. This multisensory enhancement effect increases event detectability and the likelihood of adaptive responses. Spatially discordant cues are either not integrated, or are integrated to yield depression.
subject
Anterior ectosylvian sulcus
Cross-modal
Multisensory integration
neural network
stimulus onset asynchrony
Superior Colliculus
contributor
Miller, Ryan Lloyd (author)
Stein, Barry E (committee chair)
Stein, Barry E (committee member)
Rowland, Benjamin A (committee member)
Peiffer, Ann M (committee member)
Perrault, Thomas J (committee member)
Salinas, Emilio (committee member)
Stanford, Terrence R (committee member)
date
2016-05-21T08:35:51Z (accessioned)
2016-05-21T08:35:51Z (available)
2016 (issued)
degree
Neurobiology & Anatomy (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/59318 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESS OF MULTISENSORY INTEGRATION
type
Dissertation

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