Should I stay or should I go? On the importance of aversive memories and the endogenous cannabinoid system
24.09.2015 - Press release
Researchers from Inserm and University of Bordeaux have just discovered that the cannabinoid receptors of the brain control these memories that are crucial for survival. ...
A humanoid robot to liaise between space station crews
03.09.2015 - Press release
A team of French researchers has developed “an autobiographical memory” for the robot Nao, which enables it to pass on knowledge learnt from humans to other, less knowledgable humans. ...
Glutamate, a new player in addiction
04.08.2015 - Press release
Scientists have just identified in the mouse, and then confirmed in humans, a new factor that regulates addiction. Glutamate, a neurotransmitter, contributes to regulating dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens, one of the cerebral structures of the reward system. ...
An advance in understanding the origins of language
30.07.2015 - Press release
Researchers from the Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit at NeuroSpin have just identified a network of areas of the brain that are organised in a way that could at least partially explain the specificity of the cognitive functions in the human species. ...
Unable to cope with uncertainty: the gateway to psychosis?
25.06.2015 - Press release
Our world turns out to be more or less predictable, and our brain has to adapt to this uncertainty to make the best possible choices in any situation. This is the subject that attracted Fabien Vinckier and Raphaël Gaillard, researchers at St ...
Autism: the value of an integrated approach to diagnosis
18.06.2015 - Press release
Researchers at Insermhave combined three clinical, neurophysiological and genetic approaches in order to better understand the brain mechanisms that cause autism ...