Multisensory Modulation of Vision
A special issue of Vision (ISSN 2411-5150).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019) | Viewed by 17363
Interests: color vision; pattern perception; complexity theory
For this Special Issue on “Multisensory Modulation of Vision” we invite a mixture of original and review articles that illuminate the effects that the other senses have on vision.
It has long been known that the other senses can modulate vision. For example, dim lights look brighter when a sound comes from the same direction and some cells in visual cortex fire harder when light is paired with sound, even in anesthetized animals. Under other circumstances visual suppression can occur. Listening to sounds can keep stabilized images from fading and can distort the number of flashes seen in a sequence. With training, auditory and tactile stimuli can be used to perceptually image the environment (sensory substitution) and there is evidence that this training exploits the unused machinery of the visual cortex. Tactile feedback is crucial in creating body ownership illusions in highly visual virtual reality environments. Of course some synesthetes see colors triggered by music and voices. Some of these interactions seem to be specific to modality, while others may be generic to sensory and cognitive systems, in the same ways that attention and memory exert broad effects. This Special Issue casts a broad net and aims to gather together a variety of interesting multisensory effects on vision.
If you are considering preparing a review article, please send a brief proposal before a full submission to:
Guest Editor: Vincent A. Billock, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University.
Dr. Vincent A. Billock
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Multisensory Perception
- Multisensory Neural Mechanisms
- Computational Modeling
- Functional Imaging