Sensory integration

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A note for Lesson no. 3, "Little Brains Wire Themselves to Their World," in Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain by Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 56 is:

Your brain assembles these sensations into a cohesive whole. Scientists call this process sensory integration.

See these references.[1][2][3]


  1. Sours, Chandler, Prashant Raghavan, W. Alex Foxworthy, M. Alex Meredith, Dina El Metwally, Jiachen Zhuo, John H. Gilmore, Alexandre E. Medina, and Rao P. Gullapalli. 2017. "Cortical Multisensory Connectivity Is Present Near Birth in Humans." Brain Imaging and Behavior 11 (4): 1207–1213.
  2. Werchan, Denise M., Heidi A. Baumgartner, David J. Lewkowicz, and Dima Amso. 2018. "The Origins of Cortical Multisensory Dynamics: Evidence From Human Infants." Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 34: 75–81.
  3. Murray, Micah M., David J. Lewkowicz, Amir Amedi, and Mark T. Wallace. 2016. "Multisensory Processes: A Balancing Act Across the Lifespan." Trends in Neurosciences 39 (8): 567–579.