Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (AVSP'99)

August 7-10, 1999
Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Cross-Modal Integration: Bringing Coherence to the Sensory World

Barry E. Stein, Mark T. Wallace, Wan Jiang, Huai Jian, J. William Vaughn

Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

The multisensory superior colliculus (SC) neuron has been used as an effective model for exploring the neural bases of multisensory integration, in part because of the high incidence of such neurons in the deep layers of the structure and, in part, because of the important role of deep layer neurons in overt attentive and orientation behavior. These factors make it possible not only to obtain a reasonable sample with which to examine how single neurons synthesize cross-modal information during electrophysiological investigations, but also makes it possible to closely correlate findings from physiological and behavioral studies [1].

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Bibliographic reference.  Stein, Barry E. / Wallace, Mark T. / Jiang, Wan / Jian, Huai / Vaughn, J. William (1999): "Cross-modal integration: Bringing coherence to the sensory world", In AVSP-1999, paper #3.