Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Situating situated multimodal perception: The relevance of global arrays to development

David J. Lewkowicz a1 and Christian Scheier a2
a1 Institute for Basic Research, Staten Island, NY 10314
a2 California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125


Stoffregen & Bardy reject the likelihood that infants are sensitive to the global array, implying that intersensory integration is not possible in early development. We argue that infants are sensitive to unimodal arrays and are able to integrate them through the active participation of their nervous system and that the observed developmental changes are due to experience and brain development.