Multisensory Perception: From Laboratory to Clinic surveys the current state of knowledge on multisensory processes, synthesizing information from diverse streams of research and defining hypotheses and questions to direct future work. Reflecting the nature of the field, the book is interdisciplinary, comprising the findings and views of writers with diverse backgrounds and varied methods, including psychophysical, neuroanatomical, neurophysiological and neuroimaging approaches. Sections cover basic principles, specific interactions between the senses, the topic of crossmodal correspondences between particular sensory attributes, the related topic of synesthesia, and the clinic.
- Offers a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the current state of knowledge on multisensory processes
- Coverage includes basic principles, specific interactions between the senses, crossmodal correspondences and the clinical aspects of multisensory processes
- Includes psychophysical, neuroanatomical, neurophysiological and neuroimaging approaches
SECTION I: FOUNDATIONS OF MULTISENSORY PERCEPTION 1. Introduction 2. Philosophical insights 3. Neural development of multisensory integration 4. The Development of Multisensory Processes for Perceiving the Environment and the Self 5. Computational models of multisensory integration 6. Multisensory contributions to object recognition and memory across the lifespan
SECTION II: MULTISENSORY INTERACTIONS 7. Visuo-Haptic Object Perception 8. Multisensory Processes in Body Ownership 9. Visual-vestibular interactions 10. Multisensory Flavor Perception: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective 11. Audiovisual crossmodal correspondences: Behavioural consequences and neural underpinnings 12. How do crossmodal correspondences and multisensory processes relate to synesthesia? 13. Synesthesia: The current state of the field 14. How Synesthesia May Lead to Enhanced Memory
SECTION III: CLINICAL APPLICATIONS 15. Task-selectivity in the sensory deprived brain and sensory substitution approaches for clinical practice: evidence from blindness 16. Crossmodal Neuroplasticity in Deafness: Evidence from Animal Models and Clinical Populations 17. Neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders affecting multisensory processes 18. Disorders of Body Representation 19. Hemianopia, Spatial Neglect and their Multisensory Rehabilitation 20. Mirror therapy
Krishnankutty (Krish) Sathian, MBBS, PhD, FANA, FASNR, FAAN
Dr. Sathian is a cognitive neurologist and neuroscientist with research interests in multisensory perception, interfaces between perception and language, and neurorehabilitation of cognitive and visual dysfunction. He underwent medical training at Christian Medical College, Vellore, India and subsequently obtained a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He then moved to the United States for postdoctoral training at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. After completing a residency in neurology at the University of Chicago, he joined the neurology faculty at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He served as Director of the Atlanta VA Rehabilitation Research Center for 8 years. In July 2017 he moved to Penn State as the Chair of Neurology and Professor of Neurology, Neural & Behavioral Sciences and Psychology. He is also the Director of the Neuroscience Institute at Penn State.
Dr. Sathian's research has been funded by the NIH, NSF, VA and private foundations. Apart from authoring numerous publications and book chapters, he is co-editor of a volume on cognitive plasticity (2015). He received the 2001 Albert Levy Award for the best scientific publication by a faculty member at Emory. He served as President of the American Society for Neurorehabilitation, and his study section service includes multiple NIH, VA and DoD panels.
Dr. Ramachandran is based at the Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California San Diego in La Jolla, California.