Trinity College hosts the 7th International Multisensory Research Forum

Posted on: 21 June 2006

The 7th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF) was hosted by Trinity College’s Institute of Neuroscience and School of Psychology on June 18-21 last.

Research into the multisensory brain is a new science involving the study of the brain through human senses. “Technological advances emanating from such research will help people with strokes who have suffered sensory loss. Similarly, it has the potential of helping people with visual impairment with the aid of sensory substitute devices such as electrical implants placed in the brain,” according to Fiona Newell of the School of Psychology and Chair of the IMRF Conference Committee.

This year’s IMRF conference at Trinity College played a significant role in the dissemination of new scientific findings in this field. It brought together leading scientists from a range of disciplines including neuroscience, engineering, cognitive science, robotics, physics and medical rehabilitation.