Welcome to the Bensmaia Lab

The main objective of the lab is to discover how tactile and proprioceptive information is encoded in the activity of neurons in the nerve and in the brain. To this end, we record neuronal responses, measure the elicited percepts, and develop mathematical models to link the two. We are also developing approaches to convey somatosensory feedback through electrical stimulation of neuronal tissue for use in upper-limb neuroprostheses.