Event date: 12 Nov 2021
We have the pleasure to announce the next CBC Seminar on Friday, November 11th, 2021 at 12:00.
Prof. Uta Noppeney
From Radboud University (Nimega)
Invited by Salvador Soto-Faraco will give a talk entitled
Making sense of the senses
Abstract: Our senses are constantly bombarded with a myriad of diverse signals. Transforming this sensory cacophony into a coherent percept of our environment relies on solving two computational challenges: First, we need to solve the causal inference problem - deciding whether signals come from a common cause and thus should be integrated, or come from different sources and be treated independently. Second, when there is a common cause, we should integrate signals across the senses weighted in proportion to their sensory reliabilities. I discuss recent research at the behavioural, computational and neural systems level that investigates how the brain addresses these two computational challenges in multisensory perception.