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

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Chanraud Sandra

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Assistant Professor (Maître de Conférences) - EPHE

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Neuroimaging and Human Cognition

Anatomo-functional substratum of cognitive functions

Scientific expertise:

  • Multimodal imaging
  • Cognition


  • My scientific goal is to develop MR based assessment techniques for anatomic, physiologic and pathophysiologic studies involving animals and humans. The main objectives of the imaging core are 1/ the development of methodologies and 2/ the in vivo evaluation of neuropathologies. In particular, my interests focus on using conventional MRI and DTI modalities as each quantifies different aspects of brain functions, macrostructure and microstructure. When used together to evaluate patients MRI and DTI represent a powerful means of characterizing brain changes at different stages of pathology. By combining behavioral tests that asses functions of cortical regions connected by white-matter pathways these techniques can identify specific structural and functional brain changes that occur during the course of diseases.

Selected Publications:

Bernard C, ..........., Chanraud S, .......... Allard M, Catheline G. PCC characteristics at rest in 10-year memory decliners. Neurobiol Aging. 2015.

Le Berre AP, ..., Chanraud S, .......... Pfefferbaum A. Chronic alcohol consumption and its effect on nodes of frontocerebellar and limbic circuitry: comparison of effects in France and the US. Hum Brain Mapp. 2014.

Chanraud S, Di Scala G, Dilharreguy B, Schoenen J, Allard M, Radat F. Brain functional connectivity and morphology changes in MOH: clue for dependence-related processes? Cephalalgia. 2014.

Chanraud S, Pitel AL, Müller-Oehring EM, Pfefferbaum A, Sullivan EV. Remapping the brain to compensate for impairment in recovering alcoholics. Cereb Cortex. 2013.

Chanraud S, Pitel AL, Pfefferbaum A, Sullivan EV: Disruption of functional connectivity of default-mode network in alcoholism. Cerebral Cortex. 2011.

Chanraud S, Pitel AL, Rohlfing T, Pfefferbaum A, Sullivan EV. Dual tasking and working memory in alcoholism: relation to frontocerebellar circuitry. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2010.

Chanraud S, Leroy C, Martelli C, Kostogianni N, Delain F, Aubin HJ, Reynaud M, Martinot JL. Episodic memory in detoxified alcoholics: contribution of grey matter microstructure alteration. PLoS One. 2009.

Chanraud S, Reynaud M, Wessa M, Penttilä J, Kostogianni N, Cachia A, Artiges E, Delain F, Perrin M, Aubin HJ, Cointepas Y, Martelli C, Martinot JL. Diffusion tensor tractography in mesencephalic bundles: relation to mental flexibility in detoxified alcohol-dependent subjects. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2009 Apr;34(5):1223-32.

Chanraud S, Martelli C, Delain F, Kostogianni N, Douaud G, Aubin HJ, Reynaud M, Martinot JL. Brain morphometry and cognitive performance in detoxified alcohol-dependents with preserved psychosocial functioning. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2007 Feb;32(2):429-38.