The Cognitive Neuroscience Research Facility at WIRB has a specially shielded room for conducting microneurography research (i.e. recording peripheral nerve activity in awake human participants). By carefully placing electrodes into the skin, adjacent to sensory neuron axons, researchers can determine neuronal function (e.g. determine the location of the receptive field or "patch of skin" that the neuron is reporting on and what type of stimulation is preferred by that neuron). This type of research is highly informative to our understanding of peripheral sensory processing from receptors in the skin and muscles.

If you are interested in accessing the resources in this area of the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building, please contact Derek Quinlan (Research Facility Manager).