To carry out their activities, Research Teams of the Frédéric Joliot Institute for Life Sciences have developed high-profile technological platforms in many areas : biomedical imaging, structural biology, metabolomics, High-Throughput screening, level 3 microbiological safety laboratory...
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NeuroSpin, directed by Stanislas Dehaene, is a research center for innovation in brain imaging, located on the CEA Paris-Saclay site. At NeuroSpin, physicists, mathematicians, neuroscientists and doctors join forces to develop synergistically the tools and models that will allow to better understand the functioning of the normal and pathological brain, before or after treatment. Focused on neuroimaging, the research conducted ranges from technological and methodological developments (data acquisition and processing) to preclinical and clinical neuroscience, including cognitive neuroscience.
NeuroSpin has four research units located at the Saclay site and one unit located in Bordeaux :
Timo van Kerkoerle, researcher at NeuroSpin, is one of the 408 winners of the prestigious ERC Starting Grant 2022 call of the European Research Council. Another European success for the Institute.
A collaboration led by a METRIC team (BAOBAB/NeuroSpin) has undertaken to measure the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in MRI at the centre of a spherical phantom at different magnetic field strengths (B0). Their data confirm the theories that SNR increases with approximately the square of B0.
NeuroSpin researchers, in collaboration with Iramis and the Università Statale di Milano, have developed a CEST magnetic resonance spectroscopy sequence that allows them to detect and confirm the presence of three dipeptides in the brain and skeletal muscle of adult rats and thus to consider future studies of their physiological role.
The participative study on our time perception during the confinement, led by Virginie van Wassenhove (NeuroSpin), provides the first open database, Blursday, which analyzes the nature of the alterations in our relationship to time during physical and social distancing, as we experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic.
By measuring fMRI responses to written words, faces, houses and checkerboards in three groups of children, pre-readers and beginning readers aged 6 and advanced readers aged 9, a team from UNICOG (NeuroSpin) shows that reading acquisition recycles and specializes a pre-existing but plastic visual circuit connected to language areas.
A team from NeuroSpin provides evidence that the prefrontal cortex reliably encodes visual stimuli even under conditions that have been shown to challenge conscious perception and/or to reduce the probability of post-perceptual processing.
A NeuroSpin team succeeded in decoding a large set of human mental processes by training neural networks to predict cognitive labels from a cognitive atlas and by leveraging the data set of NeuroVault, a web-based database for collecting and sharing statistical maps of the human brain.
To carry out their activities, researchers of NeuroSpin have access to platforms, certified IBiSA and part of the National Infrastructures in Biology and Health: France Life Imaging (FLI) and NeurATRIS :
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CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.