ISBN: 9780262017121 | 776 pp. | June 2012

Table of Contents
  Introduction
BARRY E. STEIN
I. STRUCTURE AND CONNECTIVITY UNDERLYING MULTISENSORY PROCESSES
Section Editor: M. ALEX MEREDITH
    Commentary: Multisensory Convergence: Where It All Begins
M. ALEX MEREDITH
  1. Somatosensory Influences on Brainstem and Midbrain Auditory Nuclei
SUSAN E. SHORE AND SUSANNE DEHMEL
  2. Anatomical Features of the Intrinsic Circuitry Underlying Multisensory Integration in the Superior Colliculus
JOHN G. MCHAFFIE, VERONICA FUENTES-SANTAMARIA, JUAN C. ALVARADO, ALMA LILIA FUENTES FARÍAS, GABRIEL GUTIÉRREZ-OSPINA, AND BARRY E. STEIN
  3. Multisensory Convergence in the Thalamus
TROY A. HACKETT
  4. Sensory Convergence in Low-Level Cortices
ARNAUD FALCHIER, CÉLINE CAPPE, PASCAL BARONE, AND CHARLES E. SCHROEDER
  5. Neuroanatomical Identification of Multisensory Convergence on Higher-Level Cortical Neurons
M. ALEX MEREDITH, KRZYSZTOF J. CIOS, A. RORY MCQUISTON, HUN KI LIM, LESLIE P. KENISTON, AND H. RUTH CLEMO
II. PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES UNDERLYING MULTISENSORY INTEGRATION
Section Editor: CHARLES E. SCHROEDER
    Commentary: Large Questions about Multisensory Processing
CHARLES E. SCHROEDER
  6. Fundamental Properties Underlying Multisensory Integration in the Superior Colliculus
THOMAS J. PERRAULT JR. AND BENJAMIN A. ROWLAND
  7. Cellular Physiology of Cortical Multisensory Processing
CHRISTOPH KAYSER, PETER LAKATOS, AND M. ALEX MEREDITH
  8. Multisensory Processing of Unisensory Information in Primary Cortical Areas
PETER LAKATOS, CHRISTOPH KAYSER, AND CHARLES E. SCHROEDER
  9. Bridging the Gap between Human and Nonhuman Studies of Audiovisual Integration
VIRGINIE VAN WASSENHOVE, ASIF A. GHAZANFAR, KEVIN G. MUNHALL, AND CHARLES E. SCHROEDER
III. FUNCTIONAL STUDIES IN HUMANS: PHYSIOLOGICAL BASES
Section Editor: PAUL J. LAURIENTI
    Commentary: From Neuron to Brain: Relating Neurophysiological Principles of Multisensory Integration to the Human Brain
PAUL J. LAURIENTI
  10. Multisensory Integration in the Human Superior Temporal Sulcus
MICHAEL S. BEAUCHAMP
  11. Oscillatory Activity and Multisensory Processing
DANIEL SENKOWSKI AND ANDREAS K. ENGEL
  12. Inverse Effectiveness and BOLD fMRI
THOMAS W. JAMES, RYAN A. STEVENSON, AND SUNAH KIM
  13. Auditory-Visual Multisensory Interactions in Human Primary Cortices: Synthesis and Controversies
MICAH M. MURRAY, CÉLINE CAPPE, VINCENZO ROMEI, ROBERTO MARTUZZI, AND GREGOR THUT
IV. PERCEPTION, COGNITION, AND BEHAVIOR
Section Editor: CHARLES SPENCE
    Commentary: Multisensory Perception, Cognition, and Behavior: Evaluating the Factors Modulating Multisensory Integration
CHARLES SPENCE
  14. Intramodal and Cross-Modal Perceptual Grouping
CHARLES SPENCE AND YI-CHUAN CHEN
  15. Multisensory Interactions in Flavor Perception
RICHARD J. STEVENSON
  16. Multisensory Timing
WAKA FUJISAKI, SHIGERU KITAZAWA, AND SHIN’YA NISHIDA
  17. Synesthesia
JAMIE WARD
V. ATTENTION
Section Editor: JOHN J. FOXE
    Commentary: The Interface of Multisensory Processing and Selective Attention
JOHN J. FOXE
  18. Does Attention or Multisensory Integration Explain the Cross-Modal Facilitation of Masked Visual Target Identification?
CHARLES SPENCE AND MARY KIM NGO
  19. Spatial Attention and Audiovisual Processing
VALERIO SANTANGELO AND EMILIANO MACALUSO
  20. Influences of Top-Down Attention on Multisensory Processing
DURK TALSMA, DANIEL SENKOWSKI, SALVADOR SOTO-FARACO, AND MARTY G. WOLDORFF
  21. Attention and Multisensory Feature Integration
IAN C. FIEBELKORN, JOHN J. FOXE, AND SOPHIE MOLHOLM
VI. MULTISENSORY INFORMATION INTEGRATION FOR COMMUNICATION AND SPEECH
Section Editor: LYNNE E. BERNSTEIN
    Commentary: A Historical Perspective
LYNNE E. BERNSTEIN
  22. Multisensory Vocal Communication and Its Neural Bases in Nonhuman Primates
ASIF A. GHAZANFAR AND CHANDRAMOULI CHANDRASEKARAN
  23. Time-Varying Coordination in Multisensory Speech Processing
ERIC VATIKIOTIS-BATESON AND KEVIN G. MUNHALL
  24. Multisensory Interactions in Speech Perception
JORDI NAVARRA, H. HENNY YEUNG, JANET F. WERKER, AND SALVADOR SOTO-FARACO
  25. Plasticity for Multisensory Speech Communication: Evidence from Deafness and Normal Hearing
EDWARD T. AUER, JR., AND LYNNE E. BERNSTEIN
VII. MULTISENSORY INTEGRATION, PERCEPTUAL DECISION, AND PERCEPTUAL LEARNING
Section Editor: TERRENCE R. STANFORD
    Commentary: Multisensory Perspectives on Perceptual Decision Making and Perceptual Learning
TERRENCE R. STANFORD
  26. Cross-Modal Facilitation of Unisensory Learning
LADAN SHAMS AND ROBYN KIM
  27. Mechanisms of Multisensory Perception: Probabilistic Integration of Visual and Vestibular Signals
DORA E. ANGELAKI, YONG GU, CHRISTOPHER R. FETSCH, AND GREGORY C. DEANGELIS
  28. The Potential Impact of Multisensory Integration on Perceptual Decision Making
TERRENCE R. STANFORD AND EMILIO SALINAS
VIII. COMPUTATIONAL MODELS
Section Editor: BENJAMIN A. ROWLAND
    Commentary: Computational Models of Multisensory Integration: Bayesian Frameworks, Development, and Timing
BENJAMIN A. ROWLAND
  29. Cross-Sensory Integration and Calibration in Adults and Young Children
DAVID BURR
  30. Optimal Multisensory Integration: Assumptions and Limits
MARC O. ERNST
  31. Models of the Time Window of Integration
HANS COLONIUS AND ADELE DIEDERICH
IX. DEVELOPMENT, PLASTICITY, AND EVOLUTION
Section Editors: DAVID J. LEWKOWICZ AND ANDREW J. KING
    Commentary: The Developmental and Evolutionary Emergence of Multisensory Processing: From Single Cells to Behavior
ANDREW J. KING AND DAVID J. LEWKOWICZ
  32. What Is the Role of Vision in the Development of the Auditory Space Map?
YORAM GUTFREUND AND ANDREW J. KING
  33. Early Experience Affects the Development of Multisensory Integration in Single Neurons of the Superior Colliculus
BARRY E. STEIN
  34. Development of Multisensory Processing and the Role of Early Experience
DAVID J. LEWKOWICZ AND BRIGITTE R?DER
  35. The Evolution of Multisensory Neocortex
SARAH L. PALLAS AND YU-TING MAO
X DISORDERS IN DEVELOPMENT
Section Editor: MARK T. WALLACE
    Commentary: The Impact of Multisensory Alterations in Human Developmental Disabilities and Disease: The Tip of an Iceberg?
MARK T. WALLACE
  36. Multisensory Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders: Intersensory Processing Disturbance as a Basis for Atypical Development
LORRAINE E. BAHRICK AND JAMES T. TODD
  37. Multisensory Processes in Disorders of Development: Lessons from Dyslexia
VERA C. BLAU AND MARK T. WALLACE
  38. Multisensory Integration Deficits in Schizophrenia
JOHN J. FOXE, LARS A. ROSS, AND SOPHIE MOLHOLM
  39. Sensory Processing Disorder: Implications for Multisensory Function
LUCY JANE MILLER, SARAH A. SCHOEN, AND DARCI M. NIELSEN
XI. MULTISENSORY APPROACHES TO REHABILITATION
Section Editor: K. SATHIAN
    Commentary: Neurorehabilitative Implications of Multisensory Interactions
K. SATHIAN
  40. Cross-Modal Recruitment of Sensory Cortical Regions
K. SATHIAN
  41. Cross-Modal Plasticity as a Consequence of Sensory Loss: Insights from Blindness and Deafness
FRANCESCO PAVANI AND BRIGITTE RÖDER
  42. Recovery of Unisensory Deficit Following Multisensory Stimulation
ELISABETTA LÀDAVAS, CATERINA BERTINI, AND CLAUDIA PASSAMONTI
  43. The Concept of Body Ownership and Its Relation to Multisensory Integration
H. HENRIK EHRSSON
  Contributors
  Index

 

The New Handbook of Multisensory Processing

Overview

Scientists' attempts to understand the physiology underlying our apprehension of the physical world was long dominated by a focus on the individual senses. The 1980s saw the beginning of systematic efforts to examine interactions among different sensory modalities at the level of the single neuron. And by the end of the 1990s, a recognizable and multidisciplinary field of "multisensory processes" had emerged. More recently, studies involving both human and nonhuman subjects have focused on relationships among multisensory neuronal ensembles and their behavioral, perceptual, and cognitive correlates. The New Handbook of Multisensory Processing synthesizes the central themes in this rapidly developing area, reports on current findings, and offers a blueprint for future research. The contributions, all of them written for this volume by leading experts, reflect the evolution and current state of the field.

This handbook does more than simply review the field. Each of the volume's eleven sections broadly surveys a major topic, and each begins with a substantive and thought-provoking commentary by the section editor that identifies the major issues being explored, describes their treatment in the chapters that follow, and sets these findings within the context of the existing body of knowledge. Together, the commentaries and chapters provide an invaluable guide to areas of general agreement, unresolved issues, and topics that remain to be explored in this fast-moving field.