Hemisphere-specific properties of the ventriloquism aftereffect.
Visual calibration of auditory space requires re-alignment of representations differing in (1) format (auditory hemispheric channels vs visual maps) and (2) reference frames (head-centered vs eye-centered). Here, a ventriloquism paradigm from Kopčo, Lin, Shinn-Cunningham, and Groh [J. Neurosci. 29, 13809-13814 (2009)] was used to examine these processes in humans for ventriloquism induced within one spatial hemifield. Results show that (1) the auditory representation can be adapted even by aligned audio-visual stimuli, and (2) the spatial reference frame is primarily head-centered, with a weak eye-centered modulation. These results support the view that the ventriloquism aftereffect is driven by multiple spatially non-uniform, hemisphere-specific processes.
Kopčo, N; Lokša, P; Lin, I-F; Groh, J; Shinn-Cunningham, B
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