Multisensory Processing

Multisensory Processing - Multisensory Processing The...

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Multisensory Processing The concept of modular processing o Each sensory mode is concerned with only one type of stimulus info (visual, auditory, tactile) o Advantages: Each system can be optimized for its specific function, operating with maximum speed and efficiency rather than compromised to serve several functions at once acuity vs. sensitivity When errors occur they remain confined to one function New function can be created by adding new modules o Limitations: Natural objects and events are usually multisensory A speak produces both auditory and visual info Unable to take advantage of correlated info across modalities Temporal coordination of processing across modalities may be difficult o Modular processing: anatomical evidence o a Early stages of processing hierarchy are highly modular o How do we study multisensory processing? Simultaneously presnt stimuli to 2 diff sensory modalities If each modality is processed independently, processing in any one
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course PSYC 225 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at UNC.

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