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Join this interactive session as Dr. Ranier Gutierrez discusses his paper, “ Optoception: Perception of Optogenetic Brain Perturbations ” with eNeuro Editor-in-Chief Christophe Bernard. Attendees can submit questions at registration and live during the webinar.
Below is the significance statement of the paper published on June 17, 2022, in eNeuro and authored by Jorge Luis-Islas, Monica Luna, Benjamin Floran, and Ranier Gutierrez.
We propose that most optogenetic brain manipulations may serve as a conditioned cue to guide behavioral decisions and learning, probably using a variety of either interoception, percepts, or other sensory/motor responses evoked by perturbing distinct brain circuits. Further research should uncover whether optoception is a fundamental property everywhere in the brain and unveil its underlying mechanisms.
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