Minerva Research Group Leader

Uta Noppeney, PhD
Uta Noppeney, PhD
Phone: +49 7071 601-1782
Fax: +49 7071 601-616
uta.noppeney[at]tuebingen.mpg.de
 

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Multisensory Integration

To interact effectively with our environment, the human brain integrates information from multiple senses into a coherent and more reliable percept. Combining fMRI and EEG/MEG, we investigate where, when and how the human brain integrates different types of sensory information at multiple levels of the cortical hierarchy. For this, we primarily employ complex naturalistic stimuli such as audio-visual speech, actions or objects. Currently, our research focuses on the following questions:
    • Where and how are different types of sensory features combined at multiple levels of the cortical hierarchy?
    • What is the functional relevance of suppressive and superadditive modes of multi-sensory integration?
    • How is the relative timing (e.g. synchrony) of multiple inputs coded across sensory modalities?
    • How can attention modulate multi-sensory interactions?
    • Which factors determine inter-trial and inter-subject variability in multi-sensory integration?
    • How does multi-sensory integration dynamically adapt to statistical inputs?
Last updated: Tuesday, 31.03.2015