Correlation versus causation in multisensory perception.

@article{Mitterer2010CorrelationVC,
  title={Correlation versus causation in multisensory perception.},
  author={Holger Mitterer and Alexandra Jesse},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2010},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={329-34}
}
Events are often perceived in multiple modalities. The co-occurring proximal visual and auditory stimuli events are mostly also causally linked to the distal event, which makes it difficult to evaluate whether learned correlation or perceived causation guides binding in multisensory perception. Piano tones are an interesting exception: They are associated with the act of the pianist striking keys, an event that is visible to the perceiver, but directly results from hammers hitting strings, an… CONTINUE READING