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Andrew T. Smith, Mark W. Greenlee, Gregory C. DeAngelis and Dora E. Angelaki

Recent advances in understanding the neurobiological underpinnings of visual–vestibular interactions underlying self-motion perception are reviewed with an emphasis on comparisons between the macaque and human brains. In both species, several distinct cortical regions have been identified that are active during both visual and vestibular stimulation and in some of these there is clear evidence for sensory integration. Several possible cross-species homologies between cortical regions are identified. A key feature of cortical organization is that the same information is apparently represented in multiple, anatomically diverse cortical regions, suggesting that information about self-motion is used for different purposes in different brain regions.

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Mark W. Greenlee, Sebastian M. Frank, Mariia Kaliuzhna, Olaf Blanke, Frank Bremmer, Jan Churan, Luigi F. Cuturi, Paul R. MacNeilage and Andrew T. Smith

Self motion perception involves the integration of visual, vestibular, somatosensory and motor signals. This article reviews the findings from single unit electrophysiology, functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging and psychophysics to present an update on how the human and non-human primate brain integrates multisensory information to estimate one’s position and motion in space. The results indicate that there is a network of regions in the non-human primate and human brain that processes self motion cues from the different sense modalities.

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M.A. Bakel, R. Borofsky, Andrew Beatty, J.A. Feldman et al., A.G. Beek, Christian F. Feest, N. Bootsma, Bernhard Dahm, Aart G. Broek, John Pool, Martin Bruinessen, Peter Kloos, J.G. Casparis, Charles Higham, H.J.M. Claessen, Luc Heusch, H. Dagmar, Erich Kolig, Anke Dijke, Linda Terpstra, Anil Ramdas, B.F. Galjart, Hans-Dieter Evers, J. Hoffenaar, G. Teitler, Rudy Jongh, Sjoerd Rienk Jaarsma, Ward Keeler, J.Joseph Errington, Ank Klomp, Raymond T. Smith, G.J. Knaap, A.H.P. Clemens, Jaap Moor, E.S. Eyck van Heslinga, Otto Muijzenberg, Jean-Claude Lejosne, Gert J. Oostindie, M.J. Blink, Rien Ploeg, Robert M. Hill II, Harry A. Poeze, Takashi Shiraishi, Rob Ridder, Willem F.H. Adelaar, Marie-Odette Scalliet, Peter Carey, Matthew Schoffeleers, Marion Melk-Koch, Matthew Schoffeleers, Peter Metcalf, J.W. Schoorl, J.F.L.M. Cornelissen, Alex Stipriaan, Jo Derkx, A.A. Trouwborst, Th. Schweizer (Hg), Hans Vermeulen, Brian Juan O’Neill, C.W. Watson, Hendrick M.J. Maier, Neil Lancelot Whitehead, Edmundo Magaña, J.J. Wolf and Meyer Fortes

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