neuroscience of Olfactory system function

at Case Western Reserve University

understanding the brain one sniff at a time

ongoing research

The lab


Here in the Wesson Lab we explore the neural encoding of olfactory information and how the brain might process this information to best meet the demands of the behaving animal. This line of questioning provides an ideal platform to test specific hypotheses regarding the neural basis of sensory dysfunction in neurological disorders. To accomplish these major goals, we utilize a variety of methods ranging from multi-site electrophysiological recordings from defined brain structures in behaving animals to classical psychophysical assays, some of which we perform in viral/genetic models with precise neural perturbations.