Visualization of cortical network activities induced by multisensory inputs by cell-type-specific, wide-field FRET-based calcium imaging

A research team which included Professor Toshio Ohshima of Waseda University discovered a new kind of neural response to multisensory stimulation in the cerebral cortex. Their study was published online in Cell Reports on March 14, 2018.

In the future, the team expects to reveal how phase locking affects behaviors and learning processes of individuals, and how it coordinates with other regions of the brain. Additionally, because abnormalities in the integrated function of multisensory information are closely linked to developmental disorders, they hope their research will contribute to understanding the mechanism of and finding a cure for developmental disorders.