The Ohio State University at Newark

Robinson to Discuss Multisensory Processing as We Age

NEWARK, OH, March 15, 2017 — 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. Have you ever wondered how you focus attention and respond to multisensory information you experience in everyday life? The Ohio State University at Newark Assistant Professor of Psychology Chris Robinson examines how the brain integrates information from the different senses into a coherent unitary experience.

Robinson will talk about the phenomena during his presentation “Sights and Sounds Together: Multisensory Processing as We Age” as part of the lecture series called Faculty Talks Outside the Box. The talk will take place on Friday, Mar. 31 at 1 p.m. in in room 175 of the John. L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center, 1219 University Drive, at The Ohio State University at Newark.

“I will show that at different ages, visual or auditory information may become more prioritized in processing,” said Robinson. “In addition, I will present some findings suggesting that we get better at integrating multisensory information throughout the adult years.”

Robinson received his doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of Toledo. His area of expertise is how infants, children, and adults process and integrate multisensory information and how this ability sub-serves various cognitive tasks such as statistical learning, categorization, word learning and individuation.

During Faculty Talks Outside the Box, Ohio State Newark professors discuss recent research in their fields as it relates to our community. The next talk will feature Assistant Professor of Chemistry Ozlem Ekici. All talks are free and open to the public.

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