The Ohio State University at Newark

Faculty Talks Outside the Box: Sights and Sounds Together: Multisensory Processing as We Age

Faculty Talks Outside the Box

Speaker: Chris Robinson (Assistant Professor, Psychology)

Date: Friday, March 31

Time: 1 - 2 p.m.

Room: 175 (Library Classroom) in the John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center

Title: Sights and Sounds Together: Multisensory Processing as We Age

Most of our everyday experiences involve the combination of both sights and sounds. Driving down the road while listening to music, dining with friends, even watching television are all common multisensory experiences. How do we focus our attention and respond to this multisensory information, and how does this ability change across the lifespan? In this talk, Dr. Chris Robinson, cognitive psychologist, will present some of his research examining how infants, children, and adults process multisensory information, including situations where processing of visual information is disrupted when paired with sounds and spoken words. He will conclude by discussing applications of this research and by highlighting the importance of examining multisensory processing in aging populations.

Free and Open to the Public