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On the 'visual' in 'audio-visual integration': a hypothesis concerning visual pathways

  • Authors
  • Jaekl P, Pérez-Bellido A, Soto-Faraco S
  • UPF authors
  • Type
  • Articles de recerca
  • Journal títle
  • Experimental brain research
  • Publication year
  • 2014
  • Volume
  • 232
  • Number
  • 6
  • Pages
  • 1631-1638
  • ISSN
  • 0014-4819
  • Publication State
  • Publicat
  • Abstract
  • Crossmodal interaction conferring enhancement in sensory processing is nowadays widely accepted. Such benefit is often exemplified by neural response amplification reported in physiological studies conducted with animals, which parallel behavioural demonstrations of sound-driven improvement in visual tasks in humans. Yet, a good deal of controversy still surrounds the nature and interpretation of these human psychophysical studies. Here, we consider the interpretation of crossmodal enhancement findings under the light of the functional as well as anatomical specialization of magno- and parvocellular visual pathways, whose paramount relevance has been well established in visual research but often overlooked in crossmodal research. We contend that a more explicit consideration of this important visual division may resolve some current controversies and help optimize the design of future crossmodal research.
  • Complete citation
  • Jaekl P, Pérez-Bellido A, Soto-Faraco S. On the 'visual' in 'audio-visual integration': a hypothesis concerning visual pathways. Experimental brain research 2014; 232(6): 1631-1638.
Bibliometric indicators
  • 10 times cited Scopus
  • 9 times cited WOS
  • Índex Scimago de 1.268(2014)