Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (NLM)

Our multidisciplinary research program focuses on the neurobiological basis of learning and memory. Our work is based on the comparative studies of the hippocampal formation and spatial memory, a fundamental component of episodic memory, in animals and humans, in the context of typical development (between 2 and 7 years of age, a period associated with infantile amnesia) or atypical (in Down and Williams snydromes), in pathological cases (following brain lesion) et during aging (from 65 years of age). Our studies are also interested in the genetic basis of the development of the hippocampus in order to understand the etiology mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, autisme, Williams syndrome or Down syndrome.