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Crossmodal perception or cross-modal perception is perception that involves interactions between two or more different sensory modalities.[1] Examples include synesthesia, sensory substitution and the McGurk effect, in which vision and hearing interact in speech perception.

Crossmodal perception, crossmodal integration and cross modal plasticity of the human brain are increasingly studied in neuroscience to gain a better understanding of the large-scale and long-term properties of the brain.[2] A related research theme is the study of multisensory perception and multisensory integration.

As a cultural movement[edit]

Described as synthesizing art, science and entrepreneurship. Crossmodialism as a movement started in London in 2013.[3][4] The movement focuses on bringing together the talents of traditionally distinct disciplines to make cohesive works. Crossmodalism has been compared to the Dadaist art movement of the 20th century, as well as other avant garde styles like futurism and surrealism.[5]

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  1. ^ Lalanneab, Christophe; Lorenceaua, Jean (2004). "Crossmodal integration for perception and action". Journal of Physiology. 98 (1): 265–279. doi:10.1016/j.jphysparis.2004.06.001.
  2. ^ Shams, Ladan; Kima, Robyn (September 2010). "Crossmodal influences on visual perception". Physics of Life Reviews. 7 (3): 269–284. doi:10.1016/j.plrev.2010.04.006.
  3. ^ "Crossmodalism". CROSSMODALISM.
  4. ^ Michalina (9 November 2017). "Crossmodalism: Mysterious Events that will take you by Surprise". Heart Berlin. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Is Crossmodalism the Dadaism of the 21st century?". Tech Open Air. Retrieved 16 August 2018.

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