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 :
Researchers from NeuroSpin designed, trained and tested biologically plausible artificial deep neural networks to identify pictures and written words. They show that these may suffice to account for emergence during reading acquisition of the visual word form area, a specific region underlying orthographic coding.
September 2021, the 11.7 Tesla MRI of the Iseult project, the most powerful in the world for human imaging, has just unveiled its first images.
Researchers at NeuroSpin have developed a deconvolution method to estimate from BOLD fMRI data the coupling between neuronal activity and blood flow, the characteristic signals of neuronal activity and the associated brain areas. The work was published in NeuroImage.
A team comprising iRCM (CEA-Jacob) and NeuroSpin (CEA-Joliot) researchers analyzed the consequences of irradiation on brain development and neurogenesis in a preclinical model. That work, published in Radiation Research, lays a path for the use of diffusion imaging for the early detection of neurological abnormalities resulting from different types of stress.
The Ginkgo team (BAOBAB / NeuroSpin), in collaboration with the Inserm iBRAIN U1253 unit (Tours), published in NeuroImage the first anatomical atlas of the human brainstem with at mesoscopic scaleresolution from extreme ultra-high field MRI. Freely available as a wiki, this atlas will be used in particular by neuroanatomists and neurosurgeons.
Research from CEA, Collège de France, CNRS and Université Paris 8 shows that humans share a universal ability to understand abstract geometric concepts. This human ability does not depend on age, culture or education, but does not exist in the non-human primates tested. PNAS has just published their results.
In the field of artificial intelligence, international competition is tough. So when researchers from CEA-Joliot and Irfu challenge start-ups and other companies specializing in AI, we cheer them on. Here’s a success story from the field of MRI reconstruction.
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 :
These instruments are open to the national or international scientific community, to academics or industrials. Do you want to
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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.