Laboratory of Neurophysiology of the Visuo-Motor Systems
In this lab we perform extracellular recordings from the posterior parietal cortex of the macaque. We are interested to know whether neurons of some areas of the dorsal visual stream receive visual and/or somatosensory information, and whether they are involved in different visuomotor tasks. The main aim of the research in this lab is to understand the functional role of areas of posterior parietal cortex in visuomotor behavior.
Laboratory of Functional Neuroanatomy of the Visuo-Motor Systems
The Neuroanatomy Laboratory is studying the anatomical connections and architectural organization of occipital and parietal areas in the monkey brain. We make injections of neuronal tracers to recognize cortical connections, and cyto- mielo- and immuno-architectonic techniques are used for architectural studies. Starting with microscopic observation of histological sections, we obtain 2D and 3D digital reconstructions of the brains where we visualize data.
Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences
Piazza di Porta San Donato 2
40126 Bologna Italy