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000219902 245__ $$aDepth: the Forgotten Dimension in Multisensory Research
000219902 260__ $$bBrill Academic Publishers$$c2016$$aLeiden
000219902 269__ $$a2016
000219902 300__ $$a32
000219902 336__ $$aJournal Articles
000219902 520__ $$aThe last quarter of a century has seen a dramatic rise of interest in the spatial constraints on multisensory integration. However, until recently, the majority of this research has investigated integration in the space directly in front of the observer. The space around us, however, extends in three spatial dimensions in the front and to the rear beyond such a limited area. The question to be addressed in this review concerns whether multisensory integration operates according to the same rules throughout the whole of three-dimensional space. The results reviewed here not only show that the space around us seems to be divided into distinct functional regions, but they also suggest that multisensory interactions are modulated by the region of space in which stimuli happen to be presented. We highlight a number of key limitations with previous research in this area, including: (1) The focus on only a very narrow region of two-dimensional space in front of the observer; (2) the use of static stimuli in most research; (3) the study of observers who themselves have been mostly static; and (4) the study of isolated observers. All of these factors may change the way in which the senses interact at any given distance, as can the emotional state/personality of the observer. In summarizing these salient issues, we hope to encourage researchers to consider these factors in their own research in order to gain a better understanding of the spatial constraints on multisensory integration as they affect us in our everyday life.
000219902 6531_ $$aMultisensory
000219902 6531_ $$acrossmodal
000219902 6531_ $$aspatial
000219902 6531_ $$adepth
000219902 6531_ $$adistance
000219902 6531_ $$aattention
000219902 6531_ $$aperipersonal
000219902 700__ $$aVan Der Stoep, N.
000219902 700__ $$uEcole Polytech Fed Lausanne, Ctr Neuroprosthet, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland$$aSerino, A.
000219902 700__ $$uLyon Neurosci Res Ctr, ImpAct Team, INSERM U1028, CNRS UMR5292, F-69000 Lyon, France$$aFarne, A.
000219902 700__ $$uUniv Birmingham, Sch Psychol, CNCR, Birmingham B15 2TT, W Midlands, England$$aDi Luca, M.
000219902 700__ $$aSpence, C.
000219902 773__ $$j29$$tMultisensory Research$$k6-7$$q493-524
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