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Multisensory Integration and the Perception of Self-Motion

Kathleen E. Cullen.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Cognition and Behavioural Neuroscience; Sensory and Motor Systems. 16435 words.

As we go about our everyday activities, our brain computes accurate estimates of both our motion relative to the world, and of our orientation relative to gravity. Essential to this...

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Visual Attention

Sabine Kastner and Timothy J. Buschman.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Cognition and Behavioural Neuroscience; Sensory and Motor Systems. 12039 words.

Natural scenes are cluttered and contain many objects that cannot all be processed simultaneously. Due to this limited processing capacity, neural mechanisms are needed to selectively...

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Visual Shape and Object Perception

Anitha Pasupathy, Yasmine El-Shamayleh and Dina V. Popovkina.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

P ublished online January 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Cognition and Behavioural Neuroscience; Neuroscientific Techniques; Sensory and Motor Systems. 10008 words.

Humans and other primates rely on vision. Our visual system endows us with the ability to perceive, recognize, and manipulate objects, to avoid obstacles and dangers, to choose foods...

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