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Integration of Auditory and Visual Communication Information in the Primate Ventrolateral Prefrontal Cortex The Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 26, No. 43. (25 October 2006), pp. 11138-11147, doi:10.1523/jneurosci.3550 by Tadashi Sugihara, Mark D. Diltz, Bruno B. Averbeck, Lizabeth M. Romanski
@article{sugihara-et-al-2006,
    abstract = {The integration of auditory and visual stimuli is crucial for recognizing objects, communicating effectively, and navigating through our complex world. Although the frontal lobes are involved in memory, communication, and language, there has been no evidence that the integration of communication information occurs at the single-cell level in the frontal lobes. Here, we show that neurons in the macaque ventrolateral prefrontal cortex ({VLPFC}) integrate audiovisual communication stimuli. The multisensory interactions included both enhancement and suppression of a predominantly auditory or a predominantly visual response, although multisensory suppression was the more common mode of response. The multisensory neurons were distributed across the {VLPFC} and within previously identified unimodal auditory and visual regions ({O'Scalaidhe} et al., 1997; Romanski and {Goldman-Rakic}, 2002). Thus, our study demonstrates, for the first time, that single prefrontal neurons integrate communication information from the auditory and visual domains, suggesting that these neurons are an important node in the cortical network responsible for communication.},
    author = {Sugihara, Tadashi and Diltz, Mark D. and Averbeck, Bruno B. and Romanski, Lizabeth M.},
    day = {25},
    doi = {10.1523/jneurosci.3550},
    issn = {1529-2401},
    journal = {The Journal of Neuroscience},
    keywords = {biology, face-detection, multisensory-integration},
    month = oct,
    number = {43},
    pages = {11138--11147},
    pmid = {17065454},
    posted-at = {2013-02-25 13:18:16},
    priority = {2},
    publisher = {Society for Neuroscience},
    title = {Integration of Auditory and Visual Communication Information in the Primate Ventrolateral Prefrontal Cortex},
    url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/jneurosci.3550},
    volume = {26},
    year = {2006}
}

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Multisensory integration in cortical VLPFC was more commonly observed for face-vocalization combinations than for general audio-visual cues.