Behavioral Relevance of and Single-Trial Learning from Multisensory Processes

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Room 210EF (San Jose Convention Center)
Micah Murray, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
This talk summarizes neural bases of multisensory processes in adults alongside improvements in EEG, fMRI, and TMS signal analysis methods. First, primary and other low-level cortices are loci of behaviourally-relevant multisensory processes. Second, multisensory processes based on single-trial learning can enhance later object recognition. Together, these data underscore how multisensory research is changing long-held models of functional brain organization and perception.