Resolving Multi-Sensory Conflict As We Age: Audio-Visual Integration And The Role Of Normal And Abnormal Sensory Decline

Grant number: FT0990930 | Funding period: 2010 - 2014

Completed

Abstract

Australia has an ageing population. Even the healthiest older individuals undergo some deterioration of vision and hearing, however, these senses are almost invariably studied in isolation. The real world is multisensory. This project will enhance our knowledge of how ageing impacts on the interpretation of visual and auditory information regarding the timing and location of objects; essential precursors to many real world tasks, for example: driving, interpreting speech, and hazard avoidance. This knowledge is essential for the optimisation of audio-visual environments for the elderly, and for the development of tools to improve performance in the presence of sensory decline due to age-rela..

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