Integration of multiple sensory modalities in cat cortex

Exp Brain Res. 1992;91(3):484-8. doi: 10.1007/BF00227844.


The results of this study show that the different receptive fields of multisensory neurons in the cortex of the cat anterior ectosylvian sulcus (AES) were in spatial register, and it is this register that determined the manner in which these neurons integrated multiple sensory stimuli. The functional properties of multisensory neurons in AES cortex bore fundamental similarities to those in other cortical and subcortical structures. These constancies in the principles of multisensory integration are likely to provide a basis for spatial coherence in information processing throughout the nervous system.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Auditory Cortex / cytology
  • Auditory Cortex / physiology
  • Brain Mapping
  • Cats
  • Cerebral Cortex / cytology
  • Cerebral Cortex / physiology*
  • Cues
  • Neurons, Afferent / physiology*
  • Visual Cortex / cytology
  • Visual Cortex / physiology