Research Note

Experimental Brain Research

, Volume 106, Issue 3, pp 485-487

An audio-visual convergence area in the human brain

  • M. P. ReganAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, Room 375, Behavioural Sciences Building, York University
  • , D. ReganAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, Room 375, Behavioural Sciences Building, York UniversityInstitute for Space and Terrestrial Science, York UniversityDepartment of Biology, York University
  • , P. HeAffiliated withInstitute for Space and Terrestrial Science, York University

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Abstract

By recording the magnetic field of the human brain while simultaneously presenting light to the eye and sound to the ear we have identified a brain region where auditory and visual signals converge. The location of this region is close to primary auditory cortex and far from primary visual cortex.

Key words

Sensory integration human brain Evoked magnetic field MEG