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.