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Katsumi Minakata defends his PhD thesis at the Department of Psychology

Ph.d.-forsvar — Katsumi Minakata forsvarer sin ph.d.-afhandling “Spatiotemporal Resolution of Multisensory Integration in Peripersonal Space”.

Info

Date & Time:

Place:
University of Copenhagen, Centre for Health and Society, Department of Psychology, Øster Farimagsgade 5A, 1353 Copenhagen K, room 2.1.12.

Hosted by:
Department of Psychology

Cost:
Free

Candidate
Katsumi Minakata

Title
Spatiotemporal Resolution of Multisensory Integration in Peripersonal Space”. The thesis will be available for reading at the Faculty Library of Social Science, Gothersgade 140, 1353 Copenhagen K.

Time and venue
Monday 18 December 2017 at 13:00. University of Copenhagen, Centre for Health and Society, Department of Psychology, Øster Farimagsgade 5A, 1353 Copenhagen K, room 2.1.12. Kindly note that the defence will start precisely at the announced time.

Assessment committee

  • Professor MSO Thomas Habekost, Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen (chair)
  • Associate Professor, Thomas Alrik Sørensen, Aalborg University
  • Research professor Salvador Soto-Faraco, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Abstract
Perceptual processing has been treated as a modular system whereby sensory information is kept separate and then integrated at late cortical processing stages. Yet, electrophysiological studies indicate that multisensory integrations (MSI) may occur in primary sensory cortices. Although numerous studies have been conducted on MSI, the majority of these investigations have not carefully studied its spatiotemporal characteristics in detail. Four studies were designed to investigate the spatial and temporal dynamics of MSI in two-dimensional peripersonal space (PPS).

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