The Resource The handbook of multisensory processes, edited by Gemma Calvert, Charles Spence, Barry E. Stein

The handbook of multisensory processes, edited by Gemma Calvert, Charles Spence, Barry E. Stein

The handbook of multisensory processes
The handbook of multisensory processes
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edited by Gemma Calvert, Charles Spence, Barry E. Stein
"This landmark reference work brings together for the first time in one volume the most recent research from different areas of the emerging field of multisensory integration. After many years of using a modality-specific 'sense-by-sense' approach, researchers across different disciplines in neuroscience and psychology now recognize that perception is fundamentally a multisensory experience. To understand how the brain synthesizes information from the different senses, we must study not only how information from each sensory modality is decoded but also how this information interacts with the sensory processing taking place within other sensory channels. The findings cited in The Handbook of Multisensory Processes suggest that there are broad underlying principles that govern this interaction, regardless of the specific senses involved. The book is organized thematically into eight sections; each of the 55 chapters presents a state-of-the-art review of its topic by leading researchers in the field. The key themes addressed include multisensory contributions to perception in humans; whether the sensory integration involved in speech perception is fundamentally different from other kinds of multisensory integration; multisensory processing in the midbrain and cortex in model species, including rat, cat, and monkey; behavioral consequences of multisensory integration; modern neuroimaging techniques, including EEG, PET, and fMRI, now being used to reveal the many sites of multisensory processing in the brain; multisensory processes that require postnatal sensory experience to emerge, with examples from multiple species; brain specialization and possible equivalence of brain regions; and clinical studies of such breakdowns of normal sensory integration as brain damage and synesthesia"--MIT CogNet
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index present
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.H286 2004
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
The handbook of multisensory processes, edited by Gemma Calvert, Charles Spence, Barry E. Stein
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • From multisensory integration to talking heads and language learning
  • 11
  • Spatial and temporal constraints on audiovisual speech perception
  • 12
  • Speech as a supramodal or amodal phenomenon
  • 13
  • Audiovisual speech binding: convergence or association?
  • 14
  • Multisensory animal communication
  • III
  • I
  • Neural mechanisms underlying the integration of cross-modal cues
  • 17
  • Resurrection of multisensory cortex in primates: connection patterns that integrate modalities
  • 18
  • Multisensory convergence in early cortical processing
  • 19
  • Multisensory neuronal onvergence of taste, somatosensory, visual, olfactory, and auditory inputs
  • IV
  • Multisensory mechanisms in orientation
  • 23
  • Perceptual consequences of multiple sensory systems
  • Auditory-visual interactions subserving primate gaze orienting
  • V
  • Human brain studies of multisensory processes
  • 30
  • Hemodynamic studies of audiovisual interactions
  • 31
  • Multiple electrophysiological mechanisms of audiovisual integration in human perception
  • VI
  • Maturation and plasticity of multisensory processes
  • 37
  • 7
  • Epigenetic factors that align visual and auditory maps in the ferret midbrain
  • 38
  • Visual instruction of the auditory space map in the midbrain
  • VII
  • Cross-modal plasticity
  • 43
  • Cross-modal consequences of visual deprivation in animals
  • 44
  • Visual cortical involvement in normal tactile perception
  • 45
  • Multisensory texture perception
  • Visual cortex engagement in tactile function in the presence of blindness
  • 47
  • Audiovisual speech perception in deaf adults and children following cochlear implantation
  • 50
  • Neuropsychological evidence of integrated multisensory representation of space in humans
  • 51
  • Cross-modal integration and spatial attention in relation to tool use and mirror use: representing and extending multisensory space near the hand
  • 52
  • Grapheme-color synesthesia: when 7 is yellow and D is blue
  • Index
  • 8
  • Cross-modal object recognition
  • II
  • Is speech a special case of multisensory integration? -- g 10
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1 online resource (xvii, 915 pages)
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illustrations (some color)
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  • (OCoLC)65172508
  • ebsco0262033216

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