Multisensory integration

Cognitive neurosciences largely focus on vision, and the field of consciousness studies is no exception.

Yet, we believe that a comprehensive scientific account of subjective experience must not neglect other exteroceptive and interoceptive signals as well as the role of multisensory interactions for perceptual and self-consciousness.

In previous works, we tested whether signals from different sensory modalities can be integrated into multimodal representations (short answer: it depends!), and whether multimodal representations are equiavlent to unimodal representations for metacognitive judgments (short answer: yes!). We also assessed the contribution of multimodal representations to bodily self-consciousness.

Nathan Faivre
CNRS scientist