We want to understand the key principles underlying sensorimotor transformations in the brain. Current research includes investigating neuronal substrates of internal models of the world, as well as the nature of odor space and the flow of information within the olfactory stream during behavior in closed-loop environments.

Even as one skims through this page, the eyes read the letters, the ears tune to the track on the ipod, the nose smells the wires burning in the next room (hopefully not!) and the reader debates between a coffee and finishing the contents of this window. Hinging on the reader’s internal model of the world, useful information is extracted, routed and made use of, and the rest ignored.

The broad scope of this effort is understanding how perceptions arise and relate to actions. We monitor and perturb inputs, outputs and top-down feedback across different neuronal layers and brain areas underlying the processing of sensory information, and generation of predictions for sensory consequences of motor actions.

The following describes our projects and the array of tools we use.

We welcome your input, and value open and wide sharing of ideas, results and tools.