Sensory functions

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

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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.

Group leaders and research areas

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

Johan Lundström, Neural and behavioral function of the olfactory system

Per Montan, Diseases of the anterior eye parts

Klas Nordlind, Neurocutaneous mechanisms

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

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