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Causal Inference: A New Name for an Old Concept?

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Studies in perceptual psychology and neuroscience have investigated multisensory integration and have come to differing conclusions regarding the mechanisms behind the phenomenon. Though this stark difference exists, many of the rules regarding cue presentation, development and beneficial outcomes are the same. I suggest that this is due to the two approaches ultimately describing the same mechanism. A barrier to fully asserting this idea is the different experimental paradigms used by each approach to study integration. The experiment described aims at bridging the gap between these experimental designs by testing an idea from the psychological literature in a paradigm utilizing a cat behavior model from the neuroscience studies.
subject
Causal Inference
Multisensory Processing
Superior Colliculus
contributor
Bean, Naomi (author)
Rowland, Benjamin A (committee chair)
Laurienti, Paul J (committee member)
Salinas, Emilio (committee member)
date
2017-06-15T08:36:14Z (accessioned)
2017-12-14T09:30:09Z (available)
2017 (issued)
degree
Neurobiology & Anatomy (discipline)
embargo
2017-12-14 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/82249 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Causal Inference: A New Name for an Old Concept?
type
Thesis

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