Multisensory Research 34 (3):219-231 (2021)

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Mohan Matthen
University of Toronto, Mississauga
Amber Ross
University of Florida
Abstract
This is the editors' Introduction to a special issue of the journal, Multisensory Research. European philosophers of the modern period found multisensory perception to be impossible because they thought that perceptual ideas are defined by how they are experienced. Under this conception, the individual modalities are determinables of ideas—just as colour is a determinable that embraces red and blue, so also the visual is a determinable that embraces colour and (visually experienced) shape. Since no idea is experienced as, for example, both visual and auditory, there can be no such thing as audiovisual perception. This conception of modality is not directly contested, but a variety of perceptual phenomena are listed that could raise interesting questions if treated as multimodal in origin.
Keywords perceptual modality  multimodal perception  simple ideas  speech perception  spatiotemporal integration
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