The Lab investigates the interplay between sensory and motor systems across a wide range of perspectives: starting from basic neurophysiological work conducted on individual participants (under controlled lab conditions), up to complex inter-personal tasks that are studied in groups of individuals (under ecological conditions).
Within this general topic, the research is organized along three main streams:
Saliency detection: How the brain responds to salient (i.e. attention-grabbing) changes in the environment.
Social interaction: The neural mechanisms that permit individuals to efficiently transfer information between one another.
Musicality: The origins of musicality, i.e. the predispositions that make music a universally accessible channel of communication.
We investigate these (and related) topics using neuroimaging (mostly EEG, occasionally fNIRS or fMRI), neurostimulation (mostly tACS, occasionally TMS), and several measures of behaviour (force, kinematics, audio- and video-based analyses).