Spatial orientation: Model-based approach to multi-sensory mechanisms

Amir Kheradmand, Jorge Otero-Millan

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Perception of spatial orientation is generated through multimodal sensory integration. In this process, there are systematic errors with changes in the head or body position, which reflect challenges for the brain in maintaining a common sensory reference frame for spatial orientation. Here, we focus on this multisensory aspect of spatial orientation. We review a Bayesian spatial perception model that can be used as a framework to study sensory contributions to spatial orientation during lateral head tilts and probe neural networks involved in this process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMathematical Modelling in Motor Neuroscience
Subtitle of host publicationState of the Art and Translation to the Clinic. Ocular Motor Plant and Gaze Stabilization Mechanisms
EditorsStefano Ramat, Aasef G. Shaikh
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780444642332
StatePublished - 2019

Publication series

NameProgress in Brain Research
ISSN (Print)0079-6123
ISSN (Electronic)1875-7855


  • Bayesian
  • SVV
  • Sensory integration
  • Spatial orientation
  • Subjective visual vertical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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