Journal article

Reduced audiovisual recalibration in the elderly

Yu Man Chan, Michael J Pianta, Allison M McKendrick

FRONTIERS IN AGING NEUROSCIENCE | FRONTIERS RESEARCH FOUNDATION | Published : 2014

Abstract

Perceived synchrony of visual and auditory signals can be altered by exposure to a stream of temporally offset stimulus pairs. Previous literature suggests that adapting to audiovisual temporal offsets is an important recalibration to correctly combine audiovisual stimuli into a single percept across a range of source distances. Healthy aging results in synchrony perception over a wider range of temporally offset visual and auditory signals, independent of age-related unisensory declines in vision and hearing sensitivities. However, the impact of aging on audiovisual recalibration is unknown. Audiovisual synchrony perception for sound-lead and sound-lag stimuli was measured for 15 younger (2..

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