Article

Auditory perception: Interactions with vision

Charles Spence and Salvador Soto-Faraco

in Oxford Handbook of Auditory Science: Hearing

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199233557
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199233557.013.0012

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Auditory perception: Interactions with vision

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

What is heard is determined by much more than the sounds entering the ears, and the real-world perception needs to be understood as a multisensory experience. This article describes how auditory information combines and interacts with that from vision. It highlights some of the key studies demonstrating how auditory processing in humans can be modified by the presentation of visual stimuli. It focuses on interactions between audition and vision both for reasons of space and also because, as it happens, the majority of the research published to date has tended to focus on cross-modal interactions in human information processing between these two senses. Finally, it reviews several sources of evidence showing that the presentation of visual stimuli can have a variety of qualitatively different effects on a person's auditory perception.

Keywords: auditory perception; multisensory; sounds; visual stimuli; cross-modal interactions

Article.  13161 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology ; Cognitive Neuroscience

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.