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Title: Susceptibility to the flash-beep illusion is increased in children compared to adults
Authors: Innes-Brown, Hamish
Baratchu, Ayla
Shivdasani, Mohit
Crewther, David
Grayden, David
Paolini, Antonio
Keywords: Development
Multisensory Integration
Auditory
Visual
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Innes-Brown, H., Barutchu, A., Shivdasani, M. N., Crewther, D. P., Grayden, D. B., & Paolini, A. G. (2011). Susceptibility to the flash-beep illusion is increased in children compared to adults. Developmental Science, 14(5), 1089–1099.
Abstract: Audio-visual integration was studied in children aged 8-17 (N=30) and adults (N=22) using the “flash-beep illusion” paradigm, where the presentation of two beeps causes a single flash to be perceived as two flashes (fission illusion), and a single beep causes two flashes to be perceived as one flash (fusion illusion). Children reported significantly more fission illusions than adults, indicating that auditory and visual information was integrated more often, and less selectivity than in adults. Within either group, illusion reports did not correlate with either age or motor coordination measures. The current results show that the form of multisensory integration indexed by the illusion is slow to mature in normally-developing children.
URI: http://repository.bionicsinstitute.org:8080/123456789/31
ISSN: 1467-7687
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