What are the underlying anatomical structures that dictate sensory processing? Our lab's goal is to increase the understanding of these processes and how they apply to human physiology.
How does sensory information converge in the brain? By understanding how multisensory information integrates, we can better understand neurological underpinnings when these systems do not work properly.
Current studies in the lab span animal model experiments as well as human psychophysical studies. Specifically, we are interested in multisensory processing in animal models with unique sensory specializations. In addition, we study multisensory integration deficits in individuals with autism spectrum disorder.
Our lab’s research interests include sensory processing (somatosensory and audiovisual processing in particular), perception, and comparative neurobiology. We utilize histology, histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, in vivo extracellular electrophysiology, and behavioral analyses in order to assess sensory specializations and deficits as well as perceptual/behavioral outcomes