Neurophysics Research

(Turn and face the strange*)

Active sensing:

This program addresses how orofacial motor actions that underlie exploration, with current emphasis on the lingual, nasal, and vibrissa sensorimotor systems, encode a stable world view through the coordinated movement of sensors.

Microcirculation within the brain:

This program explores the structure and neuronal control of blood flow in the brain, and variations and interruptions in that flow, at the level of brain-wide vascular networks down to that of individual microvessels.


This program creates nanoMolar affinity cell-based sensors of cell-signaling molecules to study volume transmission, neuromodulation, neurovascular coupling, and modulator-based learning in the brains of behaving animals.

Neurophysics-Feb-2018 missing Amalia, Jacob & Rodolfo

*David Bowie, 1947-2016