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Stimuli Localization: An Integration Methodology Inspired by the Superior Colliculus for Audio and Visual Attention Procedia Computer Science, Vol. 13 (January 2012), pp. 50-61, doi:10.1016/j.procs.2012.09.111 by Kiran K. Ravulakollu, Jindong Liu, Kevin Burn
@article{ravulakollu-et-al-2012,
    abstract = {Multiple Sensor fusion is important for human and animals to localize stimuli within an environment. Visual and audio sensors are often integrated to direct attention such as in human communication. The paper describes a methodology for designing and developing architecture to effectively localise simultaneous audio and visual stimuli by integrating both sensors. The Superior Colliculus ({SC}) inspired the architecture and it mimics the top and deep layers of the {SC}, as these layers are mainly responsible for visual and audio stimuli localization, respectively. The integration methodology described in this paper is evaluated against algorithmic-based methodology to determine effectiveness of the approach. Experimental results successfully demonstrate the key advantages in the integration, including (i) low-level multimodal stimuli localization and (ii) dimensionality reduction of the input-space without affecting stimuli strength and localization.},
    author = {Ravulakollu, Kiran K. and Liu, Jindong and Burn, Kevin},
    doi = {10.1016/j.procs.2012.09.111},
    issn = {18770509},
    journal = {Procedia Computer Science},
    keywords = {ann, architecture, biomimetic, cue-combination, localization, rbf, sc},
    month = jan,
    pages = {50--61},
    posted-at = {2012-10-08 12:56:00},
    priority = {2},
    title = {Stimuli Localization: An Integration Methodology Inspired by the Superior Colliculus for Audio and Visual Attention},
    url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2012.09.111},
    volume = {13},
    year = {2012}
}

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Ravulakollu et al. loosely use the super colliculus as a metaphor for their robotic visual-auditory localization.

Ravulakollu et al. argue against SOMs and for radial basis functions (RBF) for combining stimuli (for reasons I don't quite understand).