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 :
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 address the problem of ultre high field MRI signal loss in certain regions of the human body, a collaboration involving the CEA-Joliot, the CEA-Iramis, the Fresnel Institute and Multiwave Imaging has led to the development of a new generation of simple and inexpensive silicon carbide-based pads. The new composition makes the pads invisible to MRI and prolongs their performance when compared to existing solutions.
The expertise of NeuroSpin in diffusion MRI has allowed to establish the first atlas of the anatomical connectivities of the Japanese quail brain at a resolution of 150 m in three dimensions.
Neurospin researchers conducted a longitudinal brain imaging study in very premature infants to analyze the variability of the shape of the central sulcus early in its development and its functional implications.
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.