Sebastian Reinartz

Sebastian Reinartz  is a postdoctoral research fellow in Mathew Diamond's Tactile Perception and Learning Lab. He is interested in characterizing the neuronal mechanisms underlying the perception of vibratory, stochastic tactile stimuli and then modulating the percept through optogenetics. Therefore, he established the optogenetic methodology for behavioral experiments. He employs biophysical measures for specific optogentic modulation of neuronal excitability; and for systematically probing optogenetic modulation specificity (in tactile perception), he developed a single-stimulus tactile discrimination task.