The merging of the senses: understanding multisensory experience

The goal of this project is to contribute to a new emerging framework for understanding multisensory experience that emphasizes the role of dynamic interactions, views multisensory integration as an active perceptual process, takes into account the modulation of multisensory experience by topdown influences and considers adaptivity of multisensory processing on different time scales. 

In this project, we pursue a coherent set of highly innovative approaches to elucidate cognitive and neural basis of multisensory experience. Our approach opens up new possibilities for therapeutic approaches and clinical training procedures, for manipulating multisensory experience, for the modeling of multisensory interactions and for new application scenarios.


Principal Investigator:

Prof. Dr. Andreas K. Engel

University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)


Prof. Dr. Peter König 

University of Osnabrück (UOS)