A system of multimodal areas in the primate brain
The primate cerebral cortex has traditionally been divided into separate territories for vision, touch, audition and movement. These functions are known to overlap in many parts of cortex, but until recently the regions of overlap were not well studied. In this issue of Neuron, Bremmer et al. report a major advance in understanding at least one set of areas in the human brain in which the senses are integrated. This finding joins a growing set of work in monkeys and humans on the integration of the senses with each other and with the control of movement.