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Title: Developmental changes in sensitivity to spatial and temporal properties of sensory integration underlying body representation
Authors: Greenfield, Katie
Ropar, Danielle
Themelis, Kristy
Ratcliffe, Natasha
Newport, Roger
Keywords: Sensory processing
Development
Body representation
Multisensory integration
Visual–tactile
Visual–proprioceptive
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Brill © The Authors
Citation: GREENFIELD, K. ... et al, 2017. Developmental changes in sensitivity to spatial and temporal properties of sensory integration underlying body representation. Multisensory Research, 30 (6), pp. 467-484.
Abstract: The closer in time and space that two or more stimuli are presented, the more likely it is that they will be integrated together. A recent study by Hillock-Dunn and Wallace (2012) reported that the size of the visuo-Auditory temporal binding window -The interval within which visual and auditory inputs are highly likely to be integrated - narrows over childhood. However, few studies have investigated how sensitivity to temporal and spatial properties of multisensory integration underlying body representation develops in children. This is not only important for sensory processes but has also been argued to underpin social processes such as empathy and imitation (Schütz-Bosbach et al., 2006). We tested 4 to 11 year-olds' ability to detect a spatial discrepancy between visual and proprioceptive inputs (Experiment One) and a temporal discrepancy between visual and tactile inputs (Experiment Two) for hand representation. The likelihood that children integrated spatially separated visuo-proprioceptive information, and temporally asynchronous visuo-Tactile information, decreased significantly with age. This suggests that spatial and temporal rules governing the occurrence of multisensory integration underlying body representation are refined with age in typical development.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Brill under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Sponsor: KG was supported by an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) PhD studentship (grant number ES/J500100/1).
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1163/22134808-00002591
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/28419
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1163/22134808-00002591
ISSN: 2213-4794
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