Touch is Memory.

How can the primates remember the tactile stimuli?

“And when I touch you
I feel happy inside
It’s such a feelin’ that my love” -from The Beatles’ I want to hold your hand

We are investigating how the primates encode the values of tactile stimuli in their brain circuits.

On-going projects
  • Investigating how the primates recognize the tactile stimuli
  • Studying the brain circuit mechanisms to understand the tactile memory

  • Examining the primate brain circuits encoding the tactile memory
  • fMRI and single-unit recording studies to reveal the tactile memory-based decision-making mechanisms

Who are in this project?

SH Hwang & JH Kang

This project is supported by Creative frontier research, Seoul National University