multisensory perception

Causality shifts the perceived temporal order of audiovisual events.

Causality poses explicit constraints to the timing of sensory signals produced by events, as sound travels slower than light, making auditory stimulation to lag visual stimulation. Previous studies show that implied causality between unrelated events …

Methods, devices, and systems for creating localized haptic stimulations on a user

A method of creating localized haptic stimulations on a user includes a wearable device including a plurality of transducers that can each generate one or more waves that propagate away from the wearable device through a medium. The method includes …

Modality-specific temporal constraints for state-dependent interval timing

The ability to discriminate temporal intervals in the milliseconds-to-seconds range has been accounted for by proposing that duration is encoded in the dynamic change of a neuronal network state. A critical limitation of such networks is that their …

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 …

Computational aspects of softness perception

Multisensory Softness

Offers a unique multidisciplinary overview of how humans interact with soft objects and how multiple sensory signals are used to perceive material properties, with an emphasis on object deformability. The authors describe a range of setups that have …

Multisensory contributions to spatial perception

This chapter discusses the sensory systems that have been shown to contribute to spatial perception – vestibular, body-based, audition, and vision. We then present how spatial information is typically multisensory and estimates are integrated within …

Within- and cross-modal distance information disambiguate visual size-change perception

Perception is fundamentally underconstrained because different combinations of object properties can generate the same sensory information. To disambiguate sensory information into estimates of scene properties, our brains incorporate prior knowledge …

Temporal calibration between the visual, auditory, and tactile senses: A psychophysical approach

Human observers acquire information about physical properties of the environment through different sensory modalities. For natural events, these sensory signals show a specific temporal, spatial and contextual configuration that aids the integration …