Integration of auditory and visual information about objects in superior temporal sulcus. Beauchamp, M S, Lee, K E, Argall, B D, & Martin, A Neuron, 41(5):809–823, 2004. ISBN: 0896-6273
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Two categories of objects in the environment-animals and man-made manipulable objects (tools)-are easily recognized by either their auditory or visual features. Although these features differ across modalities, the brain integrates them into a coherent percept. In three separate fMRI experiments, posterior superior temporal sulcus and middle temporal gyrus (pSTS/MTG) fulfilled objective criteria for an integration site. pSTS/MTG showed signal increases in response to either auditory or visual stimuli and responded more to auditory or visual objects than to meaningless (but complex) control stimuli. pSTS/MTG showed an enhanced response when auditory and visual object features were presented together, relative to presentation in a single modality. Finally, pSTS/MTG responded more to object identification than to other components of the behavioral task. We suggest that pSTS/MTG is specialized for integrating different types of information both within modalities (e.g., visual form, visual motion) and across modalities (auditory and visual).
@article{beauchamp_integration_2004,
	title = {Integration of auditory and visual information about objects in superior temporal sulcus},
	volume = {41},
	url = {http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=15003179},
	abstract = {Two categories of objects in the environment-animals and man-made manipulable objects (tools)-are easily recognized by either their auditory or visual features. Although these features differ across modalities, the brain integrates them into a coherent percept. In three separate fMRI experiments, posterior superior temporal sulcus and middle temporal gyrus (pSTS/MTG) fulfilled objective criteria for an integration site. pSTS/MTG showed signal increases in response to either auditory or visual stimuli and responded more to auditory or visual objects than to meaningless (but complex) control stimuli. pSTS/MTG showed an enhanced response when auditory and visual object features were presented together, relative to presentation in a single modality. Finally, pSTS/MTG responded more to object identification than to other components of the behavioral task. We suggest that pSTS/MTG is specialized for integrating different types of information both within modalities (e.g., visual form, visual motion) and across modalities (auditory and visual).},
	number = {5},
	journal = {Neuron},
	author = {Beauchamp, M S and Lee, K E and Argall, B D and Martin, A},
	year = {2004},
	pmid = {15003179},
	note = {ISBN: 0896-6273},
	keywords = {Acoustic Stimulation/*methods, Analysis of Variance, Auditory Perception/physiology, Cerebral Cortex/physiology, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging/methods, Photic Stimulation/*methods, Temporal Lobe/*physiology, Visual Perception/physiology},
	pages = {809--823},
}

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