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Development and Sensitive Phases of Multisensory Functions

Time: 16:00-17:00 p.m., September 10, 2013

Venue: FIT Building, 1-415

Reporter: Brigitte Röder, Professor, University of Hamburg

Abstract

Recent data have suggested that the development of multisensory functions follows a protracted developmental time course. One example is the spatial matching of crossmodal input which seems to mature in mid and late childhood. Visual input seem to be essential for a number of crossmodal functions and seem to be permanently impaired if vision is missing for the first month of life. However, some crossmodal recalibration and thus crossmodal learning capacities remain throughout life.