Multisensory Convergence

  • Peter H. Hartline
Part of the Readings from the Encyclopedia of Neuroscience book series (REN)


Much of the research on multisensory or multimodal integration has been directed toward (1) learning what neurons or regions of the brain are specialized for responding to objects that can stimulate more than one sensory modality (multiple modality objects), (2) determining the functional properties of multisensory neurons and inferring their roles in behavior, and (3) determining how structural properties of such neurons may account for their modality-integrating function.


Superior Colliculus Optic Tectum Mauthner Neuron Superior Collicular Neuron Multisensory Neuron 
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Further reading

  1. Hartline PH (1985). Multimodal integration in the brain: Combining dissimilar views of the world. In: Modes of Communication in the Nervous System, Brumwasser FS, Cohen M, eds. New York: John Wiley and SonsGoogle Scholar
  2. Horn E. ed (1983): Multimodal Convergences in Sensory Systems. Fortschr Zool 28Google Scholar
  3. Knudsen EI (1984): The role of auditory experience in the development and maintenance of sound localization. Trend Neurosci 7:326–330CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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