Development of Multisensory Spatial Integration
© Oxford University Press 2004. All rights reserved. This chapter examines the development of multimodal perception and processing in humans and other species, and the major role that sensory experience plays during early life in linking modality-specific inputs to form a coherent multisensory representation of the environment. At a neurophysiological level, the developmental mechanisms involved in the synthesis of multisensory spatial information in the superior colliculus (SC), a midbrain structure involved in the control of target-directed orienting movements, have received the most attention.