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The neuroscience of tickling: cerebellar mechanisms and sensory prediction

Project description

The sensory mechanism of surprising events

The scope of the EU-funded NeuroTick project is to study the neuronal mechanisms underlying the sensing of surprising events, key to the survival of many species. Scientists will investigate the hypothesis that the cerebellum plays a key role in the processing of unexpected events by creating mental models of future actions. This is plausible, given the connection of the cerebellum with the somatosensory cortex, the part of the brain responsible for somatic sensation. The project will employ animals to study tickling, a special form of unexpected touch that contains elements of both sensory and social surprise.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Net EU contribution
€ 246 669,12
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,49
Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London

Participants (1)

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Nassau Hall 1
08544-2001 Princeton, Nj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 165 265,92