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PAPERS: Multisensory

International Multisensory Research Forum

Multisensory Integration in Virtual Environments

Single Paper Presentation

Heinrich Bülthoff

Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics

Abstract ID Number: 129

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Last modified: June 14, 2007

Presentation date: 07/06/2007 4:30 PM in Qu
ad General Lecture Theatre

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Many experiments which study the mechanisms by which different senses interact in humans
focus on perception. In most na
tural tasks, however, sensory signals are not ultimately used
for perception, but rather for action. The effects of the action are sensed again by the sensory
system, so that perception and action are complementary parts of a dynamic control system.
In our

cybernetics research group at the Max Planck Institute in Tübingen, we use
psychophysical, physiological, modeling and simulation techniques to study how cues from
different sensory modalities are integrated by the brain to perceive and act in the real wo
In psychophysical studies, we could show that humans can integrate multimodal sensory
information in a statistically optimal way, such that cues are weighted according to their
reliability. A better understanding of multimodal sensory fusion will allo
w us to build new
virtual reality platforms in which the design effort for simulating the relevant modalities
(visual, auditory, haptic, vestibular and proprioceptive) is influenced by the weight of each. In
this talk we will discuss which of these charact
eristics would be necessary to allow valuable
improvements in high
fidelity simulator design.


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