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Jean Vroomen. Maintaining coherence between the senses in Speech, Space and Time.
 
Date: Jul 03, 2014

What: Maintaining coherence between the senses in Speech, Space and Time

Where: BCBL auditorium

Who: Jean Vroomen, Phd., Dept. of Cognitive Neuropsychology, Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

When: 12 noon


Most multisensory events are perceived as a single event, despite natural differences in arrival and processing time of sound, light, and touch. Discordance between the senses (sound/vision/touch) also occurs in different cognitive domains, like in the perception of speech, space, and time. From each of these domains, I will take examples (behavioral tasks, EEG and fMRI) showing how the brain maintains coherence. The main finding is that intersensory conflicts are reduced by shifting the unreliable modality/stimulus towards the more reliable one.

Refs:
- Bertelson, P., Vroomen, J., & de Gelder, B. (2003). Visual Recalibration of Auditory Speech Identification: A McGurk Aftereffect. Psychological Science, 14(6), 592-597. doi: 10.1046/j.0956-7976.2003.psci_1470.x
- Chen, L. H., & Vroomen, J. (2013). Intersensory binding across space and time: A tutorial review. Attention Perception & Psychophysics, 75(5), 790-811.
- Vroomen, J., & Keetels, M. (2010). Perception of intersensory synchrony: A tutorial review. Attention Perception & Psychophysics, 72(4), 871-884.