Divisive normalization: a fresh take on multisensory integration

May 25, 2011

A new paper in Nature Neuroscience (about which I wrote a News & Views) is quite intriguing. The paper uses off-the-shelf mechanisms for neural computations that are well-established in primary visual cortex and applies them to new findings in multisensory processing. The idea is that neural responses can be described by both the feedforward inputs and also a normalizing response that includes a large pool of broadly-tuned neurons. The paper is about visual and vestibular interactions, but I hope we can use this kind of approach to understand visual-auditory processing as well.

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