Multisensory Integration and Modulation lab (MIM)

What’s our goal?

The Multisensory Integration and Modulation (MIM) lab strives to:

  • Control human brain activity with sensory and electrical stimulation, and
  • Utilize this control to:
    • Identify brain-activity patterns enabling specific sensory, cognitive, and motor functions
    • Support these functions in health and disease

We use the following methods:

  • Multisensory stimulation
    • Auditory
    • Tactile
    • Visual
  • Non-invasive electric stimulation
    • Transcutaneous
    • Transcranial
  • Behavioral measurements
    • Psychophysics
    • Subjective reports
  • Physiological measurements
    • Electroencephalography
    • Functional near-infrared spectroscopy
    • Functional magnetic resonance imaging
    • Otoacoustic emissions

We apply these methods in healthy human participants and patients with disorders of consciousness.

Want to learn more about our research?

Our ongoing research projects investigate:

  • Effects of rhythmic sensory and non-invasive electric nerve stimulation on arousal, consciousness, and brain activity (contact: Min Wu)
  • Effects of rhythmic audio-tactile stimulation on auditory processing and perception (contact: Xueying Fu)
  • Brain-based optimization of non-invasive brain stimulation parameters (contact: Lidongsheng Xing)

Are you a student and curious to join our research as participant or intern (e.g., empirical Bachelor or Master thesis)? You are very welcome to our lab and regular meetings! Please do not hesitate to contact us—we love to share knowledge, ideas, and excitement about our and related research!

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