More to the perirhinal cortex than meets the eye
Much if not all of our behaviour and cognitive processing relies on multisensory integration, the combination of two or more sensory inputs – for example, the look and feel of a kitten or the sound of waves and the feel of ocean spray on our faces. Moreover, both neurally and behaviourally, the output is not simply a summation of the inputs. This complex integration has neural substrates in several brain regions. One of these, the perirhinal cortex, has been difficult to study. The EU-funded RhinalMultiSense project is applying novel tools to investigate cell connectivity in this region. By studying its neural architecture and identifying cells responsive to different sensory modalities, the project plans to trace back the inputs and find out where the outputs go to shed new light on the role of the perirhinal cortex in multisensory processing.
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