Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Normalizing relations between the senses

An established framework that describes how visual neurons combine their inputs, divisive normalization, proves valuable in explaining multisensory processing in the superior colliculus and medial superior temporal area.

Your institute does not have access to this article

Relevant articles

Open Access articles citing this article.

Access options

Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

$32.00

All prices are NET prices.

Figure 1: Neural pathways for multisensory integration.

References

  1. Ohshiro, T., Angelaki, D.E. & DeAngelis, G.C. Nat. Neurosci. 14, 775–782 (2011).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  2. Fetsch, C.R., Wang, S., Gu, Y., DeAngelis, G.C. & Angelaki, D.E. J. Neurosci. 27, 700–712 (2007).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  3. Gu, Y., Fetsch, C.R., Adeyemo, B., DeAngelis, G.C. & Angelaki, D.E. Neuron 66, 596–609 (2010).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  4. Stein, B.E. & Stanford, T.R. Nat. Rev. Neurosci. 9, 255–266 (2008).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  5. Carandini, M., Heeger, D.J. & Movshon, J.A. J. Neurosci. 17, 8621–8644 (1997).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  6. Reynolds, J.H. & Heeger, D.J. Neuron 61, 168–185 (2009).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  7. Cuppini, C., Magosso, E. & Ursino, M. Biosystems 96, 195–205 (2009).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  8. Alvarado, J.C., Rowland, B.A., Stanford, T.R. & Stein, B.E. Brain Res. 1242, 13–23 (2008).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  9. Rowland, B.A., Stanford, T.R. & Stein, B.E. Perception 36, 1431–1443 (2007).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  10. Morgan, M.L., DeAngelis, G.C. & Angelaki, D.E. Neuron 59, 662–673 (2008).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Anne K Churchland.

Ethics declarations

Competing interests

The author declares no competing financial interests.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Churchland, A. Normalizing relations between the senses. Nat Neurosci 14, 672–673 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.2850

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.2850

Further reading

Search

Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing