Multisensory decisions: The test of a race model, its logic, and power

The use of separate multisensory signals is often beneficial. A prominent example is the speed-up of responses to two redundant signals relative to the components, which is known as the redundant signals effect (RSE). A convenient explanation for the effect is statistical facilitation, which is inherent in the basic architecture of race models (Raab, 1962, … Read more

New PhD student

A big welcome to Yue Liu (Serena), who joined the lab as a PhD student. Serena is funded by a fellowship sponsored by the School of Psychology and Neuroscience.

Symposium in St Andrews

The 6th Motivation and Cognitive Control (MCC) Symposium takes place in St Andrews this summer (24-26 August, 2016). It comes with an impressive line-up of speakers (for more details, see http://www.mcc-2016.co.uk/home).

New Research Fellow

A big welcome to Cleo Pike, who joined the lab as a Research Fellow. Cleo will be working on the project “Building a Boolean Framework of Multisensory Decision Making” funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

New PhD student

A big welcome to Bobby Innes, who joined the lab as a PhD student. Bobby is funded by an EastBio fellowship sponsored by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Building a Boolean framework of multisensory decision making

Great News! The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) will fund our research on multisensory decision making for three years. With the project Building a Boolean framework of multisensory decision making, we will investigate how humans use and combine signals from different sensory modalities like vision, audition, and touch in order to interact with … Read more

Principles of multisensory behavior

The combined use of multisensory signals is often beneficial. Based on neuronal recordings in the superior colliculus of cats, three basic rules were formulated to describe the effectiveness of multisensory signals: the enhancement of neuronal responses to multisensory compared with unisensory signals is largest when signals occur at the same location (“spatial rule”), when signals … Read more

Noise and correlations in parallel perceptual decision making

Perceptual decisions involve the accumulation of sensory evidence over time, a process that is corrupted by noise [1]. Here, we extend the decision-making framework to crossmodal research [2, 3] and the parallel processing of two distinct signals presented to different sensory modalities like vision and audition. Contrary to the widespread view that multisensory signals are … Read more