Diana K. Sarko

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We process information from the world through multiple senses, and the brain must decide what information belongs together and what information should be segregated. One challenge in studying such multisensory integration is how to quantify the multisensory interactions, a challenge that is amplified by the host of methods that are now used to measure(More)
Normal sensory experience is necessary for the development of multisensory processing, such that disruption through environmental manipulations eliminates or alters multisensory integration. In this Neuro Forum, we examine the recent paper by Xu et al. (J Neurosci 32: 2287-2298, 2012) which proposes that the statistics of cross-modal stimuli encountered(More)
Classical analytical approaches for examining multisensory processing in individual neurons have relied heavily on changes in mean firing rate to assess the presence and magnitude of multisensory interaction. However, neurophysiological studies within individual sensory systems have illustrated that important sensory and perceptual information is encoded in(More)
Sarko DK, Ghose D. Developmental plasticity of multisensory circuitry: how early experience dictates cross-modal interactions. sensory experience is necessary for the development of multisensory processing, such that disruption through environmental manipulations eliminates or alters multisen-sory integration. In this Neuro Forum, we examine the recent(More)
This study employs a voice-transformation to overcome the limitations of brain mapping to study brain representations of natural sounds such as speech. Brain mapping studies of natural sound representations, which present a fixed sound to many neurons with different acoustic frequency selectivity, are difficult to interpret because individual neurons(More)
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