Room: DCCN, Red room, Kapittelweg 29, Nijmegen
Date: Thursday September 24th 2015
Time: 16.00 – 17.00
Merging of the Senses – Multisensory Integration in the Human Brain
Even though most of our everyday percepts are formed by inputs from multiple sensory channels, little is known regarding how the human brain integrates this often disparate sensory information to form a coherent and accurate view of our surrounding world. With few exceptions, the limited number of studies assessing the neural mechanisms of multisensory perception have been limited to sensory inputs from two sensory modalities. I will in this talk given an overview of our results from a series of recent and unpublished studies where we explored the neural mechanisms of trimodal-dependent (visual, auditory, and olfactory) multisensory object formation perception using a multimodal imaging approach (EEG, fMRI, and TMS). A basic neural network for trimodal object perception will be presented and the role of the various nodes will be discussed.