Welcome to the Bensmaia Lab

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