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Introduction to the Special Issue on Individual Differences in Multisensory Perception: an Overview

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The world is full of objects that can be perceived through multiple different senses to create an integrated understanding of our environment. Since each of us has different biological and psychological characteristics, different people may perceive the world in quite different ways. However, the questions of how and why our multisensory perceptions differ have not been explored in any great depth. This special issue, arising from a series of British Psychological Society-funded seminars, presents new research and opinions on the impacts of a variety of individual differences on multisensory perception. We hope that readers will enjoy this collection of eight papers on individual differences in multisensory perception arising from developmental changes, autism, Down syndrome, migraine, sensory loss and substitution, and personality.

Affiliations: 1: 1School of Psychology, University of East London, Stratford Campus, Water Lane, London E15 4LZ, UK ; 2: 2Department of Psychology, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, UK ; 3: 3Department of Psychology, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK

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