Rate and temporal coding convey multisensory information in primary sensory cortices

Increasing evidence suggests that putatively unimodal primary sensory cortices process multisensory information of our environment. However, we know little about the mechanisms that neurons in primary sensory cortices apply to process multisensory information. We focus on the visual-tactile interplay and have revealed that modulation of firing rates and timing of firing are key mechanisms of multisensory processing in directly connected primary sensory cortices. [link]