Iacaruso lab

Neuronal Circuits and Behaviour Laboratory

: Areas of Interest

Areas of interest



The brain has the remarkable capacity to integrate sensory signals of entirely different modalities to construct a complex perception of the environment. This process, called multisensory integration, can improve our ability to interact with our surroundings. For example, if you’ve ever tried to spot a singing bird in the park you would have probably relied both on your sight and your hearing to localize it. Our lab is studying the neuronal mechanisms underlying multisensory integration and how these contribute to behaviour, for example to the localization of targets of interest. We use a battery of state-of-the-art tools that allow us to study the mechanisms supporting these capabilities at different levels, ranging from brain-wide neuronal networks to single neurons.