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

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Wolff Mathieu

by Etienne Coutureau - published on , updated on

Chargé de Recherches CNRS (CRCN), HDR

Contact:
mathieu.wolff@u-bordeaux.fr

+33 (0)5 57 57 95 07

Site : Charles Perrens

Team:
Decision and Adaptation

Social:
ResearchGate / Loop / LinkedIn / Google Scholar / Twitter

ORCID: 0000-0003-3037-3038 / Publons

Domain:
Animal cognition and behaviour / Associative learning

Research axis:

  • Thalamocortical bases of adaptive behaviors
  • Thalamic determinants of cognition

Scientific expertise:

  • Integrated study of animal behaviour
  • Circuit level analysis
  • Functional anatomy

Projects:

  • Neural bases of goal-directed behaviors
  • Thalamic determinants of Schizophrenia Pathophysiology
  • Ventral Midline Thalamus and Systems-Level Consolidation of Spatial Memories

Collaborations:

  • Seralynne Vann, Cardiff university, Wales
  • Alexander Groh, Heidelberg university, Germany
  • John Dalrymple-Alford, Psychology Department, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Claire Rampon, Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
  • Jean-Christophe Cassel, Laboratoire d’Imagerie et de Neurosciences Cognitives, Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg
  • Bruno Poucet, Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives, Université de Provence
  • Erik J Kremer, Institut de Génétique Moléculaire de Montpellier

Funding:

  • Independent Investigator NARSAD Grant (2017-2019), 100k$, Thalamic determinants of Schizophrenia Pathophysiology
  • ANR "THALAME" (2015-2019, 93k€, Partner),
  • ANR "GOAL" (2015-2018, 160k€, Associated Researcher)

Selected publications:

  • Wolff M, Vann SD. (2018) The Cognitive Thalamus as a gateway to mental representations. J Neurosci. pii: 0479-18. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0479-18.2018. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Alcaraz F, Marchand AR, Courtand G, Coutureau E, Wolff M (2016) Parallel inputs from the mediodorsal thalamus to the prefrontal cortex in the rat. Eur J Neurosci 44:1972-1986.
  • Alcaraz F, Marchand AR, Vidal E, Guillou A, Faugere A, Coutureau E, Wolff M (2015) Flexible Use of Predictive Cues beyond the Orbitofrontal Cortex: Role of the Submedius Thalamic Nucleus. J Neurosci 35:13183-13193.
  • Wolff M, Alcaraz F, Marchand AR, Coutureau E (2015) Functional heterogeneity of the limbic thalamus: From hippocampal to cortical functions. Neurosci Biobehav Rev 54:120-130.
  • Dalrymple-Alford JC, Harland B, Loukavenko EA, Perry B, Mercer S, Collings DA, Ulrich K, Abraham WC, McNaughton N, Wolff M (2015) Anterior thalamic nuclei lesions and recovery of function: Relevance to cognitive thalamus. Neurosci Biobehav Rev 54:145-160.
  • Marchand A, Faugere A, Coutureau E, Wolff M (2014) A role for anterior thalamic nuclei in contextual fear memory. Brain Struct Funct 219:1575-1586.
  • Dupire A, Kant P, Mons N, Marchand AR, Coutureau E, Dalrymple-Alford J, Wolff M (2013) A role for anterior thalamic nuclei in affective cognition: Interaction with environmental conditions. Hippocampus 23:392-404.

Publications 2006-2018:


2018

  • Wolff M, Vann SD. (2018) The Cognitive Thalamus as a gateway to mental representations. J Neurosci. pii: 0479-18. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0479-18.2018. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Parkes SL, Ravassard PM, Cerpa JC, Wolff M, Ferreira G, Coutureau E. (2018) Insular and Ventrolateral Orbitofrontal Cortices Differentially Contribute to Goal-Directed Behavior in Rodents. Cereb Cortex. 2018 Jul 1;28(7):2313-2325. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx132.

2016

  • Alcaraz F, Marchand AR, Courtand G, Coutureau E, Wolff M (2016a) Parallel inputs from the mediodorsal thalamus to the prefrontal cortex in the rat. Eur J Neurosci 44:1972-1986.
  • Alcaraz F, Naneix F, Desfosses E, Marchand AR, Wolff M*, Coutureau E* (2016b) Dissociable effects of anterior and mediodorsal thalamic lesions on spatial goal-directed behavior. Brain Struct Funct 221:79-89. * Contributed equally.
  • Loukavenko EA*, Wolff M*, Poirier GL, Dalrymple-Alford JC (2016) Impaired spatial working memory after anterior thalamic lesions: recovery with cerebrolysin and enrichment. Brain Struct Funct 221:1955-1970. *Contributed equally.

2015

  • Alcaraz F, Marchand AR, Vidal E, Guillou A, Faugere A, Coutureau E, Wolff M (2015) Flexible Use of Predictive Cues beyond the Orbitofrontal Cortex: Role of the Submedius Thalamic Nucleus. J Neurosci 35:13183-13193.
  • Dalrymple-Alford JC, Harland B, Loukavenko EA, Perry B, Mercer S, Collings DA, Ulrich K, Abraham WC, McNaughton N, Wolff M (2015) Anterior thalamic nuclei lesions and recovery of function: Relevance to cognitive thalamus. Neurosci Biobehav Rev 54:145-160.
  • Wolff M, Alcaraz F, Marchand AR, Coutureau E (2015a) Functional heterogeneity of the limbic thalamus: From hippocampal to cortical functions. Neurosci Biobehav Rev 54:120-130.
  • Wolff M, Faugere A, Desfosses E, Coutureau E, Marchand AR (2015b) Mediodorsal but not anterior thalamic nuclei lesions impair acquisition of a conditional discrimination task. Neurobiol Learn Mem 125:80-84.

2014

  • Marchand A, Faugere A, Coutureau E, Wolff M (2014) A role for anterior thalamic nuclei in contextual fear memory. Brain Struct Funct 219:1575-1586.

2013

  • Dupire A, Kant P, Mons N, Marchand AR, Coutureau E, Dalrymple-Alford J, Wolff M (2013) A role for anterior thalamic nuclei in affective cognition: Interaction with environmental conditions. Hippocampus 23:392-404.
  • Mendez-Lopez M, Arias JL, Bontempi B, Wolff M (2013) Reduced cytochrome oxidase activity in the retrosplenial cortex after lesions to the anterior thalamic nuclei. Behav Brain Res 250C:264-273.
  • Moreau PH, Tsenkina Y, Lecourtier L, Lopez J, Cosquer B, Wolff M, Dalrymple-Alford J, Cassel JC (2013) Lesions of the anterior thalamic nuclei and intralaminar thalamic nuclei: place and visual discrimination learning in the water maze. Brain Struct Funct 218:657-667.

2006-2012

  • Porte Y, Trifilieff P, Wolff M, Micheau J, Buhot MC, Mons N (2011) Extinction of spatial memory alters CREB phosphorylation in hippocampal CA1. Hippocampus 21:1169-1179.
  • Segu L, Lecomte MJ, Wolff M, Santamaria J, Hen R, Dumuis A, Berrard S, Bockaert J, Buhot MC, Compan V (2010) Hyperfunction of muscarinic receptor maintains long-term memory in 5-HT4 receptor knock-out mice. PLoS One 5:e9529.
  • Lopez J, Wolff M, Lecourtier L, Cosquer B, Bontempi B, Dalrymple-Alford J, Cassel JC (2009) The intralaminar thalamic nuclei contribute to remote spatial memory. J Neurosci 29:3302-3306.
  • Will B, Dalrymple-Alford J, Wolff M, Cassel JC (2008a) Reflections on the use of the concept of plasticity in neurobiology. Translation and adaptation by Bruno Will, John Dalrymple-Alford, Mathieu Wolff and Jean-Christophe Cassel from J. Paillard, J Psychol 1976;1:33-47. Behav Brain Res 192:7-11.
  • Will B, Dalrymple-Alford J, Wolff M, Cassel JC (2008b) The concept of brain plasticity—Paillard’s systemic analysis and emphasis on structure and function (followed by the translation of a seminal paper by Paillard on plasticity). Behav Brain Res 192:2-7.
  • Wolff M, Gibb SJ, Cassel JC, Dalrymple-Alford JC (2008a) Anterior but not intralaminar thalamic nuclei support allocentric spatial memory. Neurobiol Learn Mem 90:71-80.
  • Wolff M, Loukavenko EA, Will BE, Dalrymple-Alford JC (2008b) The extended hippocampal-diencephalic memory system: enriched housing promotes recovery of the flexible use of spatial representations after anterior thalamic lesions. Hippocampus 18:996-1007.
  • Loukavenko EA, Ottley MC, Moran JP, Wolff M, Dalrymple-Alford JC (2007) Towards therapy to relieve memory impairment after anterior thalamic lesions: improved spatial working memory after immediate and delayed postoperative enrichment. Eur J Neurosci 26:3267-3276.
  • Gibb SJ, Wolff M, Dalrymple-Alford JC (2006) Odour-place paired-associate learning and limbic thalamus: comparison of anterior, lateral and medial thalamic lesions. Behav Brain Res 172:155-168.
  • Wolff M, Gibb SJ, Dalrymple-Alford JC (2006) Beyond spatial memory: the anterior thalamus and memory for the temporal order of a sequence of odor cues. J Neurosci 26:2907-2913.