Multi-Modal Perception [...]

Most of the time, we perceive the world as a unified bundle of sensations from multiple sensory modalities. In other words, our perception is multimodal. This module provides an overview of multimodal perception, including information about its neurobiology and its psychological effects.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the basic terminology and basic principles of multimodal perception.
  • Describe the neuroanatomy of multisensory integration and name some of the regions of the cortex and midbrain that have been implicated in multisensory processing.
  • Explain the difference between multimodal phenomena and crossmodal phenomena.
  • Give examples of multimodal and crossmodal behavioral effects.

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