11 INSERM/CNRS researchers,
1 University researcher,
7 technical staff,
11 PhD students
Areas of research:
• Neuronal mechanisms of the sleep-wake cycle: identification of brain structures and their interconnections involved in the genesis, maintenance and homeostasis of sleep, especially paradoxical (REM) sleep in normal conditions and animal models of sleep disorders.
• The function of sleep, particularly the role of paradoxical sleep in memory consolidation: multi-level (behavior, network, cellular) investigation of the beneficial role of sleep in learning and memory.
• The impact of sleep on mood regulation and depression.
• Brain mechanisms underlying PS onset, maintenance and homeostasis (P.H. Luppi, P. Fort, D. Gervasoni)
• Brainstem mechanisms of PS atonia and REM-behavior disorder (P.H. Luppi, P. Fort)
• Hypothalamic regulation of paradoxical sleep and narcolepsy (C. Peyron, P. Fort)
• Role of sleep in learning and memory, hippocampal sleep-dependent plasticity (G. Malleret, P.Salin, R.Parmentier)
• Physio-pathology of sleep and learning in an animal model of depression (J-M Vaugeois, M. El Yacoubi)
• Anatomical substrate of depression and addiction (A.Bérod)