Multisensory Perception

Multisensory Perception

From Laboratory to Clinic

1st Edition - September 15, 2019

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  • Editors: K. Sathian, V.S. Ramachandran
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128124925
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128125649

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Multisensory Perception: From Laboratory to Clinic surveys the current state of knowledge on multisensory processes, synthesizing information from diverse streams of research and defining hypotheses and questions to direct future work. Reflecting the nature of the field, the book is interdisciplinary, comprising the findings and views of writers with diverse backgrounds and varied methods, including psychophysical, neuroanatomical, neurophysiological and neuroimaging approaches. Sections cover basic principles, specific interactions between the senses, the topic of crossmodal correspondences between particular sensory attributes, the related topic of synesthesia, and the clinic.

Key Features

  • Offers a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the current state of knowledge on multisensory processes
  • Coverage includes basic principles, specific interactions between the senses, crossmodal correspondences and the clinical aspects of multisensory processes
  • Includes psychophysical, neuroanatomical, neurophysiological and neuroimaging approaches


Graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, principal investigators and clinicians in neuroscience, neuropsychology, neurology, psychiatry and neurorehabilitation

Table of Contents

    1. Bouba-Kiki: Cross-domain resonance and the origins of synesthesia, metaphor, and words in the human mind
    2. Philosophical insights
    3. Neural development of multisensory integration
    4. The development of multisensory processes for perceiving the environment and the self
    5. Computational models of multisensory integration
    6.  Multisensory contributions to object recognition and memory across the lifespan

    7. Visuo-haptic object perception
    8. Multisensory processes in body ownership
    9. Visual-vestibular interactions
    10. Multisensory flavor perception: A cognitive neuroscience perspective
    11. Audiovisual crossmodal correspondences: Behavioural consequences and neural underpinnings
    12. How do crossmodal correspondences and multisensory processes relate to synesthesia?
    13. Synesthesia: The current state of the field
    14. How synesthesia may lead to enhanced memory

    15. Task-selectivity in the sensory deprived brain and sensory substitution approaches for clinical practice: evidence from blindness
    16. Crossmodal neuroplasticity in deafness: Evidence from animal models and clinical populations
    17. Neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders affecting multisensory processes
    18.  Disorders of body representation
    19. Hemianopia, spatial neglect and their multisensory rehabilitation
    20. Mirror therapy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 488
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: September 15, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128124925
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128125649

About the Editors

K. Sathian

Krishnankutty (Krish) Sathian, MBBS, PhD, FANA, FASNR, FAAN Dr. Sathian is a cognitive neurologist and neuroscientist with research interests in multisensory perception, interfaces between perception and language, and neurorehabilitation of cognitive and visual dysfunction. He underwent medical training at Christian Medical College, Vellore, India and subsequently obtained a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Melbourne, Australia. He then moved to the United States for postdoctoral training at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. After completing a residency in neurology at the University of Chicago, he joined the neurology faculty at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He served as Director of the Atlanta VA Rehabilitation Research Center for 8 years. In July 2017 he moved to Penn State as the Chair of Neurology and Professor of Neurology, Neural & Behavioral Sciences and Psychology. He is also the Director of the Neuroscience Institute at Penn State. Dr. Sathian’s research has been funded by the NIH, NSF, VA and private foundations. Apart from authoring numerous publications and book chapters, he is co-editor of a volume on cognitive plasticity (2015). He received the 2001 Albert Levy Award for the best scientific publication by a faculty member at Emory. He served as President of the American Society for Neurorehabilitation, and his study section service includes multiple NIH, VA and DoD panels.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Neurology, Neural and Behavioral Sciences and Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, Chair of Neurology and Director of the Neuroscience Institute, Penn State College of Medicine and Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USA

V.S. Ramachandran

Dr. Ramachandran is based at the Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California San Diego in La Jolla, California.

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

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