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Benefits of Stimulus Congruency for Multisensory Facilitation of Visual Learning

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dc.contributor.author Kim, Robyn S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Seitz, Aaron R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Shams, Ladan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-11T17:18:53Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-11T17:18:53Z
dc.date.issued 2008-1-30 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Kim, Robyn S., Aaron R. Seitz, Ladan Shams. "Benefits of Stimulus Congruency for Multisensory Facilitation of Visual Learning" PLoS ONE3(1): e1532. (2008) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2144/3162
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND. Studies of perceptual learning have largely focused on unisensory stimuli. However, multisensory interactions are ubiquitous in perception, even at early processing stages, and thus can potentially play a role in learning. Here, we examine the effect of auditory-visual congruency on visual learning. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPLE FINDINGS. Subjects were trained over five days on a visual motion coherence detection task with either congruent audiovisual, or incongruent audiovisual stimuli. Comparing performance on visual-only trials, we find that training with congruent audiovisual stimuli produces significantly better learning than training with incongruent audiovisual stimuli or with only visual stimuli. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE. This advantage from stimulus congruency during training suggests that the benefits of multisensory training may result from audiovisual interactions at a perceptual rather than cognitive level. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Science Foundation; University of California Los Angeles (Academic Senate grant, Career Development grant); Naval Research Laboratory en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Public Library of Science en_US
dc.title Benefits of Stimulus Congruency for Multisensory Facilitation of Visual Learning en_US
dc.type article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0001532 en_US
dc.identifier.pubmedid 18231612 en_US
dc.identifier.pmcid 2211398 en_US


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