Audiovisual Integration of Speech Falters under High Attention Demands

  title={Audiovisual Integration of Speech Falters under High Attention Demands},
  author={Agn{\`e}s Alsius and Jordi Navarra and Ruth Campbell and Salvador Soto-Faraco},
  journal={Current Biology},
One of the most commonly cited examples of human multisensory integration occurs during exposure to natural speech, when the vocal and the visual aspects of the signal are integrated in a unitary percept. Audiovisual association of facial gestures and vocal sounds has been demonstrated in nonhuman primates and in prelinguistic children, arguing for a general basis for this capacity. One critical question, however, concerns the role of attention in such multisensory integration. Although both… CONTINUE READING
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