Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives et Intégratives d'Aquitaine (UMR5287)

Aquitaine Institute for Cognitive and Integrative Neuroscience

Université de Bordeaux

Zone nord Bat 2 2ème étage
146, rue Léo Saignat
33076 Bordeaux cedex


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CNRS Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Université de Bordeaux

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Neurocampus Unitéde Formation de Biologie


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Di Scala Georges

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Director of Research CNRS


+33 (0)5 40 00 42 20

Site : Carreire

Team: Neuroimagery and human cognition

Domain: : Cognitive neuroscience

Research axis:
• Feedback learning
• Automation
• Cognitive training
• Attention and memory
• Emotions
• Neural networks
• Structural connectivity
• Functional connectivity

Scientific expertise:

• Associative learning

• Cognitive training

• Functional magnetic resonance imaging


Neuroplasticity and aging. The aim of this project is twofold : 1. Evaluating the effects of multi-task training on feedback learning performance, considered as a model of behavioral adaptation to an everchanging world, and 2. Identifying the resting state and task-dependent brain networks associated with the behavioral performance

Selected Publications:

Chanraud S*, Di Scala G*, Dilharreguy B, Schoenen J, Allard M, Radat F. Brain functional connectivity and morphology changes in medication overuse headache: clue for dependence-related processes? Cephalalgia 34: 605-615, 2014. * Equal contribution

Naneix F, Marchand AR, Di Scala G, Pape JR, Coutureau E. Parallel maturation of goal-directed behavior and dopaminergic systems during adolescence. J Neurosci, 32(46):16223–16232, 2012.

Coutureau E, Esclassan F, Di Scala G, Marchand AR. The role of the rat medial prefrontal cortex in adapting to changes in instrumental contingency. PLoS ONE 7(4): e33302, 2012.

San-Galli A, Marchand AR, Decorte L, Di Scala G. Retrospective revaluation and its neural circuit in rats. Behav Brain Res, 223:262-70, 2011.

Naneix F, Marchand AR, Di Scala G, Pape JR, Coutureau E. A Role for medial prefrontal dopaminergic innervation in instrumental conditioning. J. Neurosci., 29:6599–6606, 2009.