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Evolution has 
provided us several specialized sensory systems in order to capture distinct for
ms of energies that surround us, opening different windows through which we can experience the world around us. The possibility to acquire redundant information through these different sensory systems offers many benefits such as enhanced discrimination and accelerated reaction to events. This arises because the brain is able to construct a unified and more robust percept through the integration of the information acquired by the different senses. Moreover, the presence of these different sensory systems paves the way for considerable flexibility by allowing a system to supplement another following sensory deprivation. 

Our researches mainly focus on these two main aspects of our "multisensory" nature:
(1) multisensory integration (in typical and atypical populations)
(2) crossmodal plasticity in sensory-deprived people (blind or deaf)


To better understand the mechanisms underlying crossmodal perception and plasticity, we we rely on a variety of behavioural and neuroimaging techniques - including psychophysic, EEG/MEG, stereotactic-EEG, TMS,  fMRI coupled with multivariate statistical analyses and connectivity measures.

The lab is affiliated to the Institute of Psychology (IPSY) and associated to the Institute of Neuroscience (IoNS) of the University of Louvain, and is also operating at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC) at the University of Trento