Welcome to the Bensmaia Lab

The main objective of the lab is to discover how sensory information is encoded in the activity of neurons in the nervous system, focusing on the senses of touch and proprioception. To this end, we record neuronal responses, measure the elicited percepts, and develop mathematical models to link the two. We then leverage our basic scientific insights to develop approaches to convey somatosensory feedback through neuronal microstimulation for use in upper-limb neuroprostheses.