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Multisensory Development

Andrew J. Bremner, David J. Lewkowicz, and Charles Spence


Our daily perceptual experiences are, almost without exception, multisensory. We perceive the objects, events and people around us through a range of sensory modalities which convey overlapping and complementary streams of information about our environment and ourselves. A person’s face, the sound of their voice, the way they touch us, and even their distinctive smell, contribute to our perception, recognition and understanding of them. In the last two decades we have witnessed dramatic progress in our understanding of how the mature adult brain integrates the information available to the diff ... More

Keywords: multisensory, developmental psychology, developmental neuroscience, crossmodal perception, cognitive development, perceptual development, multisensory development

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199586059
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586059.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew J. Bremner, editor
Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

David J. Lewkowicz, editor
Florida Atlantic University, USA

Charles Spence, editor
University of Oxford, UK

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Chapter 1 The multisensory approach to development

Andrew J. Bremner, David J. Lewkowicz, and Charles Spence

Part A Typical development of multisensory processes from early gestation to old age

Chapter 9 The development of audiovisual speech perception

Salvador Soto-Faraco, Marco Calabresi, Jordi Navarra, Janet F. Werker, and David J. Lewkowicz

Chapter 10 Infant synaesthesia

Daphne Maurer, Laura C. Gibson, and Ferrinne Spector

Chapter 11 Multisensory processes in old age

Paul J. Laurienti and Christina E. Hugenschmidt

Part B Atypical multisensory development

Chapter 12 Developmental disorders and multisensory perception

Elisabeth L. Hill, Laura Crane, and Andrew J. Bremner

Part C Neural, computational, and evolutionary mechanisms in multisensory development

Chapter 14 Development of multisensory integration in subcortical and cortical brain networks

Mark T. Wallace, Dipanwita Ghose, Aaron R. Nidiffer, Matthew C. Fister, and Juliane Krueger Fister

Chapter 15 In search of the mechanisms of multisensory development

Denis Mareschal, Gert Westermann, and Nadja Althaus