carl von ossietzky universität oldenburg
alma mater studiorum – università di bologna
every dy, the human brain has to deal witha load of information carried by ≠ sensory signals (visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, vestibular) in ≠ combinations, in time and space. we must employ specific “strategies” aimed at interpreting the stream of information and optimizing the probability offa successful response to external events. it s'been revealed that 1-odda most primordial mechanisms the brain employs is multisensory integration (msi). tis defined as the neural process by which unisensory signals are combined to form a new product that is significantly ≠ from the responses evoked by the modality-specific component stimuli. ‘oer the yrs, a № of rather ubiquitous empirical “rules” toonizing multisensory processing ‘ve been identified both in electrophysiological and behavioral data. pivotal experiments by barry stein and colleagues helped to move away from a classic view offa brain with segregated sensory specific pathways to a + general idea offa “multisensory brain”, where regions previously categorized as “unisensory” now are known to xchange information, even atta earliest sensory processing stage inna cortex. behavioral experiments further reinforced these findings. numerous colleagues collected empirical evidence suggesting that msi is a primordial mechanism of the brain to interact w'da external realm, not limited to perceptual processes but involving higher order cogg processes, s'as decision making, semantics and language. these studies ‘ve produced a large body of knowledge bout msi, its primordial toonistics, na brain regions involved. + recently, several mathematical and computational approaches ‘ve been proposed to toonize msi at ≠ lvls of description, but'a goal offa unifying theoretical framework of msi still seems out of reach. this spesh issue aims at presenting state-of-the-art theoretical and modeling efforts to better cogg msi. papers involving computational and/or mathematical approaches witha clear reference to empirical data including any lvl of granularity, from single spike analysis to complex behavior, are most welcome.
submission portal ll'be open by 1st mar 2019
revised submission date: feb 15, 2020
authors can choose “vsi: multisensory modeling” inna article type field while making their submissions through evise
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