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


Supervisory authorities

CNRS Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Université de Bordeaux

Our partners

Neurocampus Unitéde Formation de Biologie


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by Loïc Grattier - published on , updated on

Our research aims at elucidating the mechanisms underlying learning and memory processes. We are particularly interested in understanding how the brain organizes the formation and storage of enduring memories in physiological and pathological conditions.

To this end, we use animal models (mice and rats) of human memory which enable to mimic specific rare diseases such as neurodevelopmental disorders (autism, Fragile X and Williams-Beuren syndromes) or pathologies such as arterial hypertension. The originality of our correlative (brain imaging) and causal (manipulation of cerebral activity) approaches lies in integrating the neuronal and non-neuronal (e.g. the vascular network) dimensions of brain functioning.

We are also exploring the impact of gravitational modifications (simulated microgravity or hypergravity) on brain functions in order to better understand the adaptive mechanisms triggered during long-duration spaceflights which may be responsible for the brain fog symptom sometimes experienced by astronauts, potentially affecting their sensory and cognitive abilities.

Team composition