Eleonore Duvelle

Who would we be without our memories? Through learning and memorisation of relevant information, our brain learns to make predictions about the world and take (hopefully) appropriate decisions. Our specific experiences make each one of us unique individuals and orient our daily actions. My general aim as a researcher is to try and understand how declarative memories are stored in neural networks and how they are used for flexible planning. In particular, I study "place cells", hippocampal neurons thought to encode spatial memories. Recording the activity of these cells in rats performing complex navigation tasks should help unravel the mechanisms of flexible navigation and the processes through which memory influences future decisions.


HB 6207