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- DescriptionBringing together neural, perceptual, and behavioral studies, The Merging of the Senses provides the first detailed review of how the brain assembles information from different sensory systems in order to produce a coherent view of the external world. Stein and Meredith marshall evidence from a broad array of species to show that interactions among senses are the most ancient scheme of sensory organization, an integrative system reflecting a general plan that supersedes structure and species. Most importantly, they explore what is kwn about the neural processes by which interactions among the senses take place at the level of the single cell.The authors draw on their own experiments to illustrate how sensory inputs converge (from visual, auditory, and somatosensory modalities, for instance) on individual neurons in different areas of the brain, how these neurons integrate their inputs, the principles by which this integration occurs, and what this may mean for perception and behavior. Neurons in the superior colliculus and cortex are emphasized as models of multiple sensory integrators.Barry E. Stein is Professor of Physiology and M. Alex Meredith is Associate Professor of Anatomy, both at the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University.
- Author BiographyBeth A. Simmons is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.
- Author(s)B.E. Stein,M.Alex Meredith
- PublisherMIT Press Ltd
- Date of Publication30/01/1993
- SubjectClinical Medicine: Professional
- Series TitleCognitive Neuroscience
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass.
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMIT Press
- Content Note28
- Weight408 g
- Width178 mm
- Height249 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Interest AgeFrom 18
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