Jeanne Caron-Guyon

PhD Student

Team : Multisense & Body

email : jeanne.caron@univ-amu.fr

 


Research axis 

Motion perception can arise from several sensory sources. Extracting and comparing the information brought by each sense, a process known as multisensory integration, is required to build a stable representation of the environment.

Through a transversal approach, going from the rat to the human, combining complementary techniques, my PhD project aims at exploring the neuronal processes allowing multisensory integration in the perception of motion.

 

Approaches

 

To study the multisensory integration of motion information, we use, in the rat, visual (moving gratings) and somatosensory (movement of the whiskers with air puffs) stimulations.

The underlying neuronal mechanisms are explored combining extracellular electrophysiology and voltage sensitive dye imaging. Techniques

  • Electrophysiology
  • Voltage sensitive dye imaging (VSDi)
  • Functional cerebral neuroimagery (fMRI)
  • Multisensory stimulations (visual, somatosensory)

 


COMMUNICATIONS

Posters

J Caron-Guyon, J Corbo, Y Zennou-Azogui, C Xerri and N Catz. Multisensory integration of visual and somatosensory motion cues in the associative parietal cortex (APC) of the rat. PhD Days 2017 “Brain and Games”, December 7-8th 2017, Marseille, France.

J Caron-Guyon, J Corbo, Y Zennou-Azogui, C Xerri and N Catz. Multisensory integration of visual and somatosensory motion cues in the associative parietal cortex (APC) of the rat. NeuroFrance 2017, May 17-19th, Bordeaux, France.

J Caron-Guyon, J Corbo, Y Zennou-Azogui, C Xerri and N Catz. Multisensory coding of motion in the associative parietal cortex of the rat. A potential homologue of Primates’ area MT ? Scientific Day of the 3C Federation, December 14th 2016, Marseille, France.