Events

Fr, 09/06/2019
Lecture
10:15
UHG T2-204
  • Basil Wahn (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)

In daily life, humans are bombarded with visual input.
Yet, their perceptual capacities for processing this input are severely limited.
Several studies have investigated factors that influence these limitations and have identified methods to circumvent them.
In this talk, I present studies in multisensory research that have explored whether visual processing limitations can be circumvented by distributing processing across several sensory modalities.
Moreover, I discuss research from the field of joint action that has investigated how visual processing limitations can be circumvented by distributing task demands across co-actors. With regard to tasks that are performed alone, I will conclude that limitations can be circumvented by distributing processing across sensory modalities when tasks involve spatial as well as object-based perceptual processing.