Introduction to the Special Issue: Forty Years of the McGurk Effect

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Multisensory Research

A Journal of Scientific Research on All Aspects of Multisensory Processing


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  • Speakers at the fortieth anniversary symposium held on June 16th, 2016. From left: John MacDonald, Michael Beauchamp, Julia Irwin, Salvador Soto-Faraco. Jean Vroomen was not able to attend but delivered his lecture remotely.

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  • For each year since 1976, the number of papers published in that year citing the original study, according to Google Scholar. Awakening time estimated as in (Ke et al., 2015).

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