In everyday life our brain integrates information from different sense to guide behavior, a process known as multisensory integration. In the cortex, multisensory integration can have a profound effect on cognitive processes such as perception, memory and attention.
Our goal is to study the circuits underlying multisensory integration in the cortex and its behavioral correlates.
We employ a multidisciplinary approach to the study of cortical physiology. Methods available at the lab include in vivo juxtacellular recordings, in vitro patch clamp on brain slices and neuroanatomy. All our methods take advantage from mouse and virus genetics to achieve cell-type specificity.