Predictive and sensory integration begins at an early stage of visual processing

Atsushi Aoyama, Hiroshi Endo, Satoshi Honda, Tsunehiro Takeda

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Brain activity was measured by magnetoencephalography to investigate the spatiotemporal stage of visual processing at which predictive and sensory integration begins. We examined the consequences of a visual mismatch between preliminary prediction and incoming stimulus. Following auditory cues (1000- and 1250-Hz tones) for prediction, congruent and incongruent images, pictures of two musical keys, were presented to volunteers. When they predicted visual inputs on the basis of preceding auditory cues, we detected a mismatch signal for predictive-sensory incongruities in the striate and extrastriate areas for 100-200 ms after image presentation. As this signal reflects a compatibility analysis, we propose that the integration process begins in these areas approximately 100 ms after image presentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1987-1990
Number of pages4
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1


  • Audiovisual
  • Magnetoencephalography
  • Mismatch
  • Perception
  • Prediction
  • Striate and extrastriate areas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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