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Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2006 Aug;16(4):415-9. Epub 2006 Jul 11.

Seeing sounds: visual and auditory interactions in the brain.

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  • 1Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University, LSRC Room B203, Box 90999, Durham, NC 27708 USA.


Objects and events can often be detected by more than one sensory system. Interactions between sensory systems can offer numerous benefits for the accuracy and completeness of the perception. Recent studies involving visual-auditory interactions have highlighted the perceptual advantages of combining information from these two modalities and have suggested that predominantly unimodal brain regions play a role in multisensory processing.

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