Where innovation comes to life.
The Sense Innovation and Research Center creates and disseminates knowledge about the senses and human behaviour for the benefit of society. To achieve this, The Sense federates applied, basic and clinical research. Our impact extends across the lifespan, improving performance or clinical outcome of sensory (dys)function.
Perception & Cognition
The primary focus of research and innovation within the axis of Perception and Cognition is to determine WHAT establishes and maintains sensory processes as a scaffold for higher-level functions. WHAT neurobiological mechanisms translate sensory signals into the information that our brains use to make us who we are? WHAT neurobiological mechanisms allow us to perceive, to think, and to create?
The Sense discovers the WHAT.LEARN MORE
Intervening to alter the status quo in health, dysfunction and disease is the primary focus of research and innovation within the axis of Action and Repair. WHERE does sensory information operate to transform thoughts into perceptions and actions? WHERE are the access points for repairing dysfunction? WHERE are the limits of neuroplasticity? WHERE is the pathway for rehabilitation?
The Sense targets the WHERE.LEARN MORE
Devices & Data
Addressing the current and foreseeing the future hardware and software solutions to this question is the primary focus of research and innovation within the axis of Devices and Data. HOW can we better understand human function and dysfunction? HOW can we acquire better measurements and metrics? HOW can we optimize the information available in data and improve their interpretability?
The Sense creates the HOW.LEARN MORE
A delegation of around ten affiliates from The Sense Innovation and Research Center was present in December in Boston for a Bootcamp…
This year, Sense has decided to support the educational project “La Fabuleuse Maison Cerveau.” Produced by Neuracademia, this work aims to introduce children to the mysteries of neuroscience through a stunning album that comes to life with augmented reality…
Monkeycall est un projet de recherche appliquée initié par la Pre Erica van de Waal (Unil) qui vise à obtenir des enregistrements de bonnes qualités des vocalisations des singes vervets en Afrique du Sud, afin d’étudier leurs comportements et leurs modes de communication…