The role of context in experiments and models of multisensory decision making

The availability of signals from multiple senses is often beneficial for perceptual decisions. To study such benefits, models of multisensory decision-making are typically fed with the behavioural performance as measured separately with unisensory component signals. Critically, by doing so, the approach implicitly makes the so-called context invariance assumption, which states that processing of a signal … Read more

EastBio PhD studentship

We have a project open within the EastBio doctoral training program sponsored by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). See opportunities for more details.

RSE-box: An analysis and modelling package to study response times to multiple signals

Responses to two redundant sensory signals are typically faster than responses to the individual component signals. This redundant signals effect (RSE) is extensively studied not only with an impressive variety of signals but also across different subject populations focusing on development, aging, and many clinical samples. Yet, a standardized methodology to analyse and interpret the … Read more

European Conference for Cognitive Science

The European Conference for Cognitive Science (EuroCogSci) will feature contributed papers, symposia, and posters covering all subfields of cognitive science, and will bring together a large number of experts from Europe and overseas in Bochum, Germany. We will present new work on logic decision gates in multisensory processing on the first day of the conference … Read more

European Conference on Visual Perception

The 42nd edition of the European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP) will be held in Leuven, Belgium from August 25th – 29th, 2019. We will present new modelling work on multisensory reaction times on the final day of the conference in the session on information processing (5-6 pm, location AV03.12).

Dr Bobby R. Innes

Congratulations to Dr Bobby R. Innes, who passed his PhD viva without corrections. Excellent perfomance, very well done!

A comparative analysis of response times shows that multisensory benefits and interactions are not equivalent

Multisensory signals allow faster responses than the unisensory components. While this redundant signals effect (RSE) has been studied widely with diverse signals, no modelling approach explored the RSE systematically across studies. For a comparative analysis, here, we propose three steps: The first quantifies the RSE compared to a simple, parameter-free race model. The second quantifies … Read more

New Ideas in Hearing & Seeing

The Laboratoire des Systèmes Perceptifs (LSP) is organising a workshop on New Ideas in Hearing & Seeing: Cross-modal Processing (from Physiology to Behaviour). We will present new research on trimodal processing involving vision, audition, and touch. The workshop will take place on October 18-19 at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. Workshop programme

International Multisensory Research Forum

Several members of the group will attend the 19th International Multisensory Research Forum in Toronto, Canada (IMRF, 14-17th June 2018). IMRF is the occasion to learn about the latest advances in multisensory research, here is the list of abstracts presented by our group: Yue Liu: The role of context in models of multisensory decision-making Bobby … Read more

Scottish Vision Group Meeting

Together with Dhanraj Vishwanath and Justin Ales, we are organizing the Scottish Vision Group Meeting, 16-18 March 2018 at the Ballachulish Hotel in Glencoe. Bobby Innes will talk about “Multisensory benefits and multisensory interactions are not the same: A comparative and model-based approach”. Andrew Chua will present results from his EPS funded internship in summer … Read more