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20 November 2017


The CHU has just acquired an automaton of synthesis. Placed near the cyclotron in Purpan-North, it facilitates the exploration of the hearing of a patient by eliminating the noise and by evacuating problems posed by prostheses containing some metal. For Pr Olivier Deguine, leader of the service ORL at the hospital Pierre Paul Riquet on the site of Purpan, the interest of this technique is to look at zones stimulated in the brain when we send a sound to an ear or to both, by natural way or by cochlear implant. "We can so determine, he says, if in case of unilateral deafness the brain works as to the hearing good and when it is rehabilitated if everything works normally." The newspaper of the CHU: "Trait d’union" dedicates it its autumn number.

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15 November 2017

Exercise your brain while helping science!

Our new freely available iPad app is a fun game that allows us to study your capacity for detecting repetitions in image streams. Find "Brainspotting 1.0.0" on App Store on your iPad or follow this link Brainspotting

14 November 2017

Nouvelle traduction : Cerveau : comprendre les mécanismes de la mémorisation

The researchers demonstrated that images seen only a few seconds are memorized by the human brain and can be recognized ten years later

To remember the name of former classmates 50 years after leaving the school or the title of the favorite broadcast programs of our childhood, these are only some examples of the incredible capacities of our memory.

Ten years after, they remembered Researchers of CERCO (TOULOUSE III CNRS / UNIVERSITY - Paul Sabatier) called back participants whom had been tested in the laboratory approximately ten years ago, in order to test again their memory. The obtained results show that images seen a few seconds can be recognized decade later. These works are available on-line since November 5th, 2017 in the newspaper Cognition.

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A new form of memorization

In the conditions of the experiment, it thus seems that three presentations can be enough for maintaining an image in memory during 10 years. Although a preservation in memory at an implicit level was already known since a few years, this new study shows that these tracks in memory can influence in a direct way the choice of the going participants, to certain cases, to produce a strong feeling of familiarity.

Why and how ?

The researchers try now to understand how such a memorization is possible from a biological point of view. The researchers suggest that this reports can be subtightened by a small group of hyperzpecialized neurons rather than a wide network of distributed neurons.

25 September 2017

[Le Monde-Blog] When the patient plays saxophone during his brain surgery

Pr Franck Emmanuel ROUX was interviewed to comment on a surgery performed in the United States on an awake patient, a saxophonist, presenting a nearby immediate placed brain tumour of the top-right temporal gyrus, the region of the brain specialized in the treatment of the musical information.

To be noted

Semaine du Cerveau 2017

La semaine du Cerveau 2017 se déroulera du 13 au 18 mars. Programme

Conférences et séminaires

Conférence CerCo
Samy Rima
Défense de thèse - CERCO
mardi 28 novembre 2017 14h00
Salle de conférence (Pavillon Baudot), Hôpital Purpan
Visuotopie et traitement du flux optique chez le singe:
une investigation par IRMf

Conférence CerCo
Suliann Ben Hammed, Patrizia Fattori, Koen Nelissen, Michael Schmid
Mini-symposium (CNRS UMR 5229 Lyon, Université de Bologne, Université Catholique de Leuven, Université de Newcastle)
mercredi 29 novembre 2017 10h00
Salle de conférence (Pavillon Baudot), Hôpital Purpan
Investigating single neurons, neuronal circuits and cortical networks in macaque monkeys

Conférence CerCo
Amirouche Sadoun
Défense de thèse
lundi 04 décembre 2017 14
Salle de conférence (Pavillon Baudot), Hôpital Purpan
Etude des fonctions exécutives chez le marmouset:
effet du vieillissement dans un environnement semi-naturel

Conférence CerCo
Fabien Pifferi
UMR 7179, équipe BIOADAPT, Brunoy
mardi 05 décembre 2017 10h30
Salle de conférence (Pavillon Baudot), Hôpital Purpan
Le microcèbe, un modèle primate pour l'étude du vieillissement.

Conférence CerCo
Julien Bastin
Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience, INSERM U1216 France
jeudi 07 décembre 2017 10:30
Salle de conférence (Pavillon Baudot), Hôpital Purpan
Cortical and subcortical dynamics during human decision making

Conférence CerCo
Julien Fournier
Cortical Processing Laboratory, University College London
mardi 12 décembre 2017 14h30
Salle de conférence (Pavillon Baudot), Hôpital Purpan
Simultaneous spatial representations in visual cortex and hippocampus


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