Causal Inference in Multisensory Perception

  title={Causal Inference in Multisensory Perception},
  author={Konrad P. K{\"o}rding and Ulrik Beierholm and Wei Ji Ma and Steven Quartz and Joshua B. Tenenbaum and Ladan Shams},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  pages={1171 - 1184}
Perceptual events derive their significance to an animal from their meaning about the world, that is from the information they carry about their causes. The brain should thus be able to efficiently infer the causes underlying our sensory events. Here we use multisensory cue combination to study causal inference in perception. We formulate an ideal-observer model that infers whether two sensory cues originate from the same location and that also estimates their location(s). This model accurately… CONTINUE READING
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