Project A1 - Adaptation of multisensory processing to changing priors and sensory evidence
PIs: Dr. Patrick Bruns, Prof. Dr. Xiaolan Fu, Prof. Dr. Brigitte Röder
Project A1 investigates how multisensory causal inference, the process of deciding whether or not two sensory inputs belong to the same event and should be integrated, adapts to changes in the reliability of the sensory inputs (sensory evidence) and acquired knowledge (priors). By combining virtual reality scenarios, electrophysiological recordings and developmental studies in humans, the project will clarify (1) how sensory evidence and learned priors interact in the brain, (2) how these processes emerge during ontogenetic development, and (3) how context-specific they are. Results will extend computational models of multisensory integration from a developmental perspective.