Multisensory Development by Andrew J. BremnerMultisensory Development by Andrew J. Bremner

Multisensory Development

EditorAndrew J. Bremner, David J. Lewkowicz, Charles Spence

Paperback | August 15, 2012

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We perceive and understand our environment using many sensory systems - vision, touch, hearing, taste, smell, and proprioception. These multiple sensory modalities not only give us complementary sources of information about the environment but also an understanding that is richer and morecomplex than one modality alone could achieve. As adults, we integrate the multiple signals from these sense organs into unified functional representations. However, the ease with which we accomplish this feat belies its computational complexity. Not only do the senses convey information about theenvironment in different neural codes, but the relationship between the senses frequently changes when, for example, the body changes posture (e.g. when the eyes move in their sockets), or indeed shape, when the body grows across development. These computational problems prompt an important questionwhich represents the key focus of this book: How do we develop the ability to integrate the senses? While there is a considerable literature on the development of single senses, such as vision or hearing, few books have considered the development of all our senses, and more importantly, how theydevelop the ability to work with each other.This book is unique in exploring this extraordinary feat of human nature - how we develop the ability to integrate our senses. It will be an important book for all those in the fields of cognitive and developmental neuroscience.
Andrew J. Bremner is with the Sensorimotor Development Research Unit, Department of Psychology at Goldsmith's, University of London, UK. David J. Lewkowicz is with the Department of Psychology at Florida Atlantic University, USA. Charles Spence is with the Crossmodal Research Laboratory, Department of Experimental Psychology at the Uni...
Title:Multisensory DevelopmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0 inPublished:August 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199586055

ISBN - 13:9780199586059


Table of Contents

1. Andrew J. Bremner, David J. Lewkowicz, and Charles Spence: The multisensory approach to developmentTypical development of multisensory processes from early gestation to old age2. Benoist Schaal and Karine Durand: The role of olfaction in human multisensory development3. Charles Spence: The development and decline of multisensory flavour perception: Assessing the role of visual (colour) cues on the perception of taste and flavour4. Arlette Streri: Crossmodal interactions in the human newborn: New answers to Molyneux's question5. Andrew J. Bremner, Nicholas P. Holmes, and Charles Spence: The development of multisensory representations of the body and of the space around the body6. Marko Nardini and Dorothy Cowie: The development of multisensory balance, locomotion, orientation and navigation7. David J. Lewkowicz: The unexpected effects of experience on the development of multisensory perception in primates8. Lorraine E. Bahrick and Robert Lickliter: The role of intersensory redundancy in early perceptual, cognitive, and social development9. Salvador Soto-Faraco, Marco Calabresi, Jordi Navarra, Janet F. Werker, and David J. Lewkowicz: The development of audiovisual speech perception10. Daphne Maurer, Laura C. Gibson, and Ferrinne Spector: Infant synaesthesia: New insights into the development of multisensory perception11. Paul J. Laurienti and Christina E. Hugenschmidt: Multisensory processes in old ageAtypical multisensory development12. Elisabeth L. Hill, Laura Crane, and Andrew J. Bremner: Developmental disorders and multisensory perception13. Brigitte Roder: Sensory deprivation and the development of multisensory integrationNeural computational and evolutionary mechanisms in multisensory development14. Mark T. Wallace, Dipwanita Ghose, Aaron R. Nidiffer, Matthew C. Fister, and Juliane Krueger Fister: The development of multisensory integration in subcortical and cortical brain networks15. Denis Mareschal, Gert Westermann, and Nadja Althaus: In search of the mechanisms of multisensory development16. Asif A. Ghazanfar: The evolution of multisensory vocal communication in primates and the influence of developmental timing