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Nat Rev Neurosci. 2013 Jun;14(6):429-42. doi: 10.1038/nrn3503.

Bridging the gap between theories of sensory cue integration and the physiology of multisensory neurons.

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Abstract

The richness of perceptual experience, as well as its usefulness for guiding behaviour, depends on the synthesis of information across multiple senses. Recent decades have witnessed a surge in our understanding of how the brain combines sensory cues. Much of this research has been guided by one of two distinct approaches: one is driven primarily by neurophysiological observations, and the other is guided by principles of mathematical psychology and psychophysics. Conflicting results and interpretations have contributed to a conceptual gap between psychophysical and physiological accounts of cue integration, but recent studies of visual-vestibular cue integration have narrowed this gap considerably.

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23686172
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PMC3820118
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10.1038/nrn3503
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