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Communications at congresses:
Scaling Effects in Crossmodal Improvement of Visual Perception
Year:2011
Research Areas
  • Physics chemical and mathematical
Information
Abstract
Inspired in the work of J. Gonzalo [Dinámica Cerebral. Publ. Red Comput. Natural y Artificial, Univ. Santiago de Compostela, Spain 2010] on multisensory effects and crossmodal facilitation of perception in patients with cerebral cortical lesions, we have observed and modelled weaker but similar effects in normal subjects: Moderate and static muscular effort improves visual vernier acuity in ten tested normal subjects, and a scaling power law describes the improvement with the intensity of the effort. This suggests that the mechanism of activation of unspecific (or multispecific) neural mass in the facilitation phenomena in damaged brain is also involved in the normal brain, and that the power law reflects a basic biological scaling with the activated neural mass, inherent to natural networks.
International
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Congress
4th International Work-conference on the Interplay between Natural and Artificial Computation (IWINAC 2011)
960
Place
La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
0302-9743
10.1007/978-3-642-21326-7
Start Date
30/05/2011
End Date
03/06/2011
From page
267
To page
274
New Challenges on Bioinspired Applications 4th International Work-conference on the Interplay Between Natural and Artificial Computation, IWINAC 2011, La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, May 30 - June 3, 2011. Proceedings, Part II
Participants
  • Autor: Isabel Gonzalo Fonrodona (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • Autor: Miguel Angel Porras Borrego (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
  • Departamento: Física Aplicada a los Recursos Naturales
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