Multisensory facilitation near the body in all directions
Press Releases | June 4, 2021
Touch detection is facilitated by task-irrelevant approaching sound in front, rear, left, and right
Researchers at Toyohashi University of Technology, Keio University, and the University of Tokyo investigated audio-tactile multisensory integration near the body using touch detection with task-irrelevant approaching and receding sounds in all directions: front, rear, left, and right. They found that the tactile stimulus was detected faster near the body space than far from it when a sound approached from any direction. Thus, peripersonal representations exist with approaching sound, irrespective of direction.
Full text: Multisensory facilitation near the body in all directions
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