Bioscience & Bioengineering,
National Brain Research Centre)
Sense of touch enriches our experience of the World around us prompting us to seek close contact and reach out to touch. Although evolutionarily it is a primitive sense, we do not understand how our brain creates a tactile percept from the sensory inputs.
My research work addresses these questions within two broad themes. One, how neurons are organized in information processing networks in different somatosensory and motor areas of the mammalian brain. Two, how injuries, particularly spinal cord injuries affect these networks leading to brain plasticity.
We use many different technical approaches to address these questions, which include electrophysiology (multi-electrode recordings, multiunit mapping and intracortical microstimulation), imaging (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and 2-Photon), neuroanatomy, and behavioral assessment.
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ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-3672-5850