Functional Dissection of Neural Circuits for Sensory Integration Seung-Hee Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Primary sensory cortices process and transfer features of sensory information into higher cortical areas. Spatio-temporal activation of primary sensory cortices is an initial step of multi-sensory perception, and we often experience enhanced or illusory perception due to the changes in the activity of different cortical areas composed of distinct circuits and specific types of neurons. Here I present our recent findings on the circuit mechanisms of sensory integration. Our results suggest that there are critical brain circuits involved in modulation and integration of the multi-modal sensory information depending on the behavioral states of animal.