Interactions between different sensory modalities can be observed in unimodal areas of the cortex, as revealed by recent neuroimaging studies. A new report by Macaluso and colleagues (Macaluso et al., 2002 [this issue of Neuron]) shows that crossmodal effects of tactile stimulation in visual cortex critically depend on the spatial congruence of multisensory inputs. This work is discussed in relation to neural and computational models of multisensory integration.
Duhamel, J. R. (2002, May 16). Multisensory integration in cortex: Shedding light on prickly issues. Neuron. Cell Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0896-6273(02)00709-2