We will here make an attempt to classify the above presented architectures under a synthetic form and to rely them to the general models of cognitive psychology. To do so, we will organize the architectures through three questions:
The answer allows a first opposition between the DI model (for which it is NO) an the other architectures.
We will say that integration is late when it occurs after the decoding processes (SI case), even though these processes give continuous data (as with the FLMP). Otherwise, integration is early when it applies to continuous representations, common to the two modalities, and which are obtained through low-level mechanisms which do not rely on any decoding process: It is the case with the RD and MR models.
Given this, it leads to the taxonomy presented in
Figure C.6 : Taxonomy of the integration models