Multisensory integration in time and space


  • Dr Philip Coen

    University College London

Project summary

In natural environments the brain is typically bombarded with multisensory cues and Philip wants to understand how it processes this barrage of information. He will design two different audiovisual tasks for the mouse, examining both spatial (cues originating from the same location) and temporal (cues changing together over time) multisensory integration. Taking advantage of modern techniques in the mouse, he will record from and manipulate diverse brain regions while mice perform these tasks. Philip will work primarily with Professors Kenneth Harris and Matteo Carandini at the Cortical Processing Laboratory (UCL), and will collaborate with Professor Shihab Shamma (École Normale Supérieure, Paris).