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Look but don't touch: Visual cues to surface structure drive somatosensory cortex

When planning interactions with nearby objects, our brain uses visual information to estimate shape, material composition, and surface structure before we come into contact with them. Here we analyse brain activations elicited by different types of …

Depth: The Forgotten Dimension in Multisensory Research

The last quarter of a century has seen a dramatic rise of interest in the spatial constraints on multisensory integration. However, until recently, the majority of this research has investigated integration in the space directly in front of the …

Differential processing of binocular and monocular gloss cues in human visual cortex

The visual impression of an object's surface reflectance (\"gloss\") relies on a range of visual cues, both monocular and binocular. Whereas previous imaging work has identified processing within ventral visual areas as important for monocular cues, …

For the Last Time: Temporal Sensitivity and Perceived Timing of the Final Stimulus in an Isochronous Sequence

An isochronous sequence is a series of repeating events with the same inter-onset-interval. A common finding is that as the length of a sequence increases, so does temporal sensitivity to irregularities - that is, the detection of deviations from …

Perceived time and temporal structure: Neural entrainment to isochronous stimulation increases duration estimates

Distortions of perceived duration can give crucial insights into the mechanisms that underlie the processing and representation of stimulus timing. One factor that affects duration estimates is the temporal structure of stimuli that fill an interval. …

FMRI evidence for areas that process surface gloss in the human visual cortex

Surface gloss is an important cue to the material properties of objects. Recent progress in the study of macaque's brain has increased our understating of the areas involved in processing information about gloss, however the homologies with the human …

Filling the blanks in temporal intervals: The type of filling influences perceived duration and discrimination performance

In this work we investigate how judgments of perceived duration are influenced by the properties of the signals that define the intervals. Participants compared two auditory intervals that could be any combination of the following four types: …

Speed/accuracy tradeoff in force perception

There is a well-known tradeoff between speed and accuracy in judgments made under uncertainty. Diffusion models have been proposed to capture the increase in response time for more uncertain decisions and the change in performance due to a …

Taking a long look at isochrony: Perceived duration increases with temporal, but not stimulus regularity

A commonly observed phenomenon to elucidate distortions of perceived duration is the filled-duration illusion: a temporal interval delimited by two marker signals is perceived to be shorter than the same interval with several identical filler …

Timing Rhythms: Perceived Duration Increases with a Predictable Temporal Structure of Short Interval Fillers

Variations in the temporal structure of an interval can lead to remarkable differences in perceived duration. For example, it has previously been shown that isochronous intervals, that is, intervals filled with temporally regular stimuli, are …