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Multisensory integration and neuroplasticity in the human cerebral cortex

Evangelos Paraskevopoulos / Sibylle Herholz
Published Online: 2013-09-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s13380-013-0134-1


There is a strong interaction between multisensory processing and the neuroplasticity of the human brain. On one hand, recent research demonstrates that experience and training in various domains modifies how information from the different senses is integrated; and, on the other hand multisensory training paradigms seem to be particularly effective in driving functional and structural plasticity. Multisensory training affects early sensory processing within separate sensory domains, as well as the functional and structural connectivity between uni- and multisensory brain regions. In this review, we discuss the evidence for interactions of multisensory processes and brain plasticity and give an outlook on promising clinical applications and open questions.

Keywords: Multisensory processing; Training-related plasticity; Training; Musical training

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