Exp Brain Res 2017 05 18;235(5):1361-1373. Epub 2017 Feb 18.
Wolfson Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, School of Psychology, Bangor University, Penrallt Rd., Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2AS, UK.
When we feel and see an object, the nervous system integrates visual and haptic information optimally, exploiting the redundancy in multiple signals to estimate properties more precisely than is possible from either signal alone. We examined whether optimal integration is similarly achieved when using articulated tools. Such tools (tongs, pliers, etc) are a defining characteristic of human hand function, but complicate the classical sensory 'correspondence problem' underlying multisensory integration. Read More