Sensory Processing and Sensori-Motor Integration
Neurobiology labs at USC have significant strengths in Sensory Biology and Sensory-Motor Integration. On-going research is focused on understanding the elementary processes underlying audition, chemosensation, touch, pain, and vision, as well as how motor systems interpret this information. Neurobiology faculty are investigating questions at molecular, cellular, and systems levels relating to function of these sensory systems, which are essential for our ability to interact and respond to an ever-changing environment. Collective expertise in genetics, neurophysiology, cell biology, neuroanatomy, behavior, and biochemistry are integrated in inter-disciplinary endeavors aimed at understanding fundamental problems in sensory function and dysfunction.