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. It includes anatomical, behavioral, and electrophysiological components.

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. It includes anatomical, computational, and opto- and electrophysiological components.


This program creates new tools for our scientific studies. We currently focus on: (1) deep imaging of cortical axons and spines using adaptive optics with two-photon microscopy; and (2) volume transmission of cell-signaling molecules as neuromodulation in the brains of behaving animals measured with CNiFERs, nanoMolar affinity cell-based molecular sensors.

Neurophysics-Feb-2018 missing Amalia, Jacob & Rodolfo

*David Bowie, 1947-2016