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HFSP: Multimodal Sensing in the Natural Environment

Faculty 

John Hallam, University of Southern Denmark, Odense
Annemarie Surlykke, University of Southern Denmark, Odense
Rachel Page, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
Yossi Yovel, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Funding Agency 

Human Frontier Science Program

Description 

Professor Cynthia Moss (Psychology/ISR) is the principal investigator leading an international research team on "Multimodal sensing in the natural environment," a three-year research grant from the Human Frontiers Science Program.

The project will advance critical new insights to how animals process, represent and use multimodal sensory information from the natural environment. This includes how they build cognitive maps of their natural environments to make decisions for goal-directed actions. Through integrated field and lab studies, computer modeling and biomimetic robotics, the project will contribute to a deeper understanding of multisensory integration, scene analysis, and spatial navigation in natural settings.