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Multisensory Perception: From Integration to Remapping

Marc O. Ernst and Massimiliano Di Luca

in Sensory Cue Integration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195387247
eISBN:
9780199918379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387247.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

The brain receives information about the environment from all the sensory modalities, including vision, touch, and audition. To interact efficiently with the environment, this information must ... More


Perception

Joaquín M. Fuster

in Cortex and Mind: Unifying Cognition

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195300840
eISBN:
9780199863655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300840.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter argues that cortical networks and the knowledge they represent are hierarchically organized in layers by order of complexity or generality of cognitive content. These layers correspond ... More


The Neurobiology of an Insect Brain

Malcolm Burrows

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523444
eISBN:
9780191724411
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523444.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Invertebrate Neurobiology

Studies of insect nervous systems have made an immense contribution to our understanding of how a brain works and the way that the connections between constituent neurons are formed during ... More


Priors and Learning in Cue Integration

Anna Seydell, David C. Knill, and Julia Trommershäuser

in Sensory Cue Integration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195387247
eISBN:
9780199918379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387247.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews the role of prior knowledge for the integration of sensory information and discusses how priors can be modified by experience. It shows that prior knowledge affects perception at ... More


What Is Fed Back?

Jean Bullier

in 23 Problems in Systems Neuroscience

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195148220
eISBN:
9780199864676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148220.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

The 21st century brought about a shift in the types of models used to explain the processing of sensory information by the cerebral cortex. Until now, these models have overwhelmingly emphasized the ... More


Thinking with Our Senses

Wilma Koutstaal

in The Agile Mind

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367188
eISBN:
9780199918232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367188.003.0025
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter outlines the important but underrecognized multiple contributions of sensory-perceptual and sensory-motor information to concepts and to thinking. It covers research and findings from ... More


Development of the Visual System in Birds and Mammals

Hans-Joachim Bischof

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews the development of the visual system in birds and mammals. It briefly describes the first phase, when the system is organized without much information from sensory organs. It ... More


Coordination in Sensory Integration

Jochen Triesch, Constantin Rothkopf, and Thomas Weisswange

in Dynamic Coordination in the Brain: From Neurons to Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014717
eISBN:
9780262289818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014717.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

In order for perception to be effective, many noisy and ambiguous sensory signals across different modalities (for example, vision, audition) must be integrated into stable percepts. This chapter ... More


Fitting the Mind to the World: Adaptation and After-Effects in High-Level Vision

Colin W. G. Clifford and Gillian Rhodes (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198529699
eISBN:
9780191689697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529699.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Adaptation phenomena provide striking examples of perceptual plasticity and offer valuable insight into the mechanisms of visual coding. The technique of psychophysical adaptation has aptly been ... More


Thalamocortical Interactions

John R. Huguenard, David A. McCormick, and Douglas Coulter

in The Cortical Neuron

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195083309
eISBN:
9780199847464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083309.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

All sensory information, except for olfaction, passes through the synaptic network of the thalamus just before reaching the cerebral cortex, suggesting that the thalamus may exert a powerful ... More


Adaptation: Loss or Gain of Sensory Information?

Keidel Wolf D., Keidel Ursula O., and Wigand Malte E.

in Sensory Communication

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262518420
eISBN:
9780262314213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262518420.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter discusses the concept of adaptation and how it started out as a threshold shift of the visual system, after exposure to sudden changes in illumination level, to a new steady state—not ... More


Assessment and treatment of disorders of visuospatial, imaginal, and constructional processes

Lilianne Manning

in The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199234110
eISBN:
9780191594250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234110.003.11
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter discusses deficits that reflect a disturbance of the processing of sensory information. Specifically, it discusses the assessment and treatment of defects in visuospatial processes, ... More


On the locus of temporal preparation: enhancement of premotor processes?

Bettina Rolke and Rolf Ulrich

in Attention and Time

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199563456
eISBN:
9780191701863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563456.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the effect of temporal preparation on premotor processes. It explains that temporal preparation is a ubiquitous and fundamental feature of human behaviour and it is linked to ... More


Neuron-Astrocyte Partnership in Brain Function and Dysfunction

Carmignoto Giorgio and Gomez-Gónzalo Marta

in Cerebral Plasticity: New Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015233
eISBN:
9780262295444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter provides a brief overview of the “historical” findings and some of the most relevant observations that advance the understanding of the amazing complexity of neuron-astrocyte partnership ... More


Introduction

Patricia S. Churchland and Terrence J. Sejnowski

in The Computational Brain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262533393
eISBN:
9780262339650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262533393.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This book introduces a conceptual framework for brain function based on large populations of neurons. It advances the hypothesis that emergent properties are high-level effects that depend on ... More


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