Monday, March 27, 2017

Leslie Kwakye publishes in Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, with six student researchers

Members of the Kwakye lab recently published an article in this highly-regarded open access journal.  View the abstract and link to similar articles and reviews (such a helpful feature!) in PubMed.
Kyla D. Gibney, Enimielen Aligbe, Brady A. Eggleston, Sarah R. Nunes, Willa G. Kerkhoff, Cassandra L. Dean and Leslie D. Kwakye.
Visual Distractors Disrupt Audiovisual Integration Regardless of Stimulus Complexity.

Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, vol. 11, article number 1.  Jan. 20, 2017.
DOI: 10.3389/fnint.2017.00001
As of today, the article has been viewed 1,135 times, including 72 downloads.

Partial abstract:
"The intricate relationship between multisensory integration and attention has been extensively researched in the multisensory field; however, the necessity of attention for the binding of multisensory stimuli remains contested. In the current study, we investigated whether diverting attention from well-known multisensory tasks would disrupt integration and whether the complexity of the stimulus and task modulated this interaction. A secondary objective of this study was to investigate individual differences in the interaction of attention and multisensory integration... The results of this study indicate that attention plays a crucial role in multisensory integration for both highly complex and simple multisensory tasks and that attention may interact differently with multisensory processing in individuals who do not strongly integrate multisensory information."

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