The McGurk effect has been shown to be modulated by attention. However, it remains unclear whether attentional effects are due to changes in unisensory processing or in the fusion mechanism. In this paper, we used published experimental data showing that distraction of visual attention weakens the McGurk effect, to fit either the Fuzzy Logical Model of Perception (FLMP) in which the fusion mechanism is fixed, or a variant of it in which the fusion mechanism could be varied depending on attention. The latter model was associated with a larger likelihood when assessed with a Bayesian Model Selection criterion. Our findings suggest that distraction of visual attention affects fusion by decreasing the weight of the visual input.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of AVSP|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing - Tokyo, Japan|
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …
|Conference||International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing|
|Period||01/01/2010 → …|