Sensory functions

Information about the outside world reaches the brain as for example visual, auditory, olfactory, and mechanoreceptive stimuli.

Sensory function scientists study sensory systems at all levels, from the molecular and biophysical features of peripheral sensory receptors, to central processing in brain circuits.

Basic research data is transferred to the clinic and used to develop new strategies for treatment of disease, including hearing and vision disorders. Another important research area concerns the elucidation of pain mechanisms and the development of new treatments to alleviate pain.

Research groups

Researcher Research area
Barbara Canlon Hearing loss
Henrik Ehrsson Brain, body & self
Malin Ernberg Perception and modulation of pain
Kaj Fried Molecular determinants of tooth innervation
Maria Kugelberg Cataract surgery
Anders Kvanta Retinal diseases
François Lallemend Sensory neuron specification and connectivity
Per Montan Diseases of the anterior eye parts
Klas Nordlind Neurocutaneous mechanisms
Anna Magnusson Communication sounds in the brain
Mats J. Olsson Human olfaction
Ivanka Savic Berglund Behavioral neurology
Stefan Seregard Clinical ophtalmology
Gilad Silberberg Cortico-striatal microcircuitry
Camilla Svensson Molecular pain mechanisms
Peter Swoboda Sorting and transport in C. elegans neurons
Mats Ulfvendal Experimental audiology and otology
Zsuzsanna Wiesenfeld-Hallin Neuropathic pain
Jan Ygge Eye movement