UR2NF - Neuropsychology and Functional Neuroimagin, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Faculty of Psychological Sciences

Contact:
Philippe Peigneux
Position:
Professor
Address:
CP191 Av F Roosevelt,
City:
Bruxelles
Country:
Belgium
Phone:
+32 2 650 4581/2631
Fax:
+32 2 650 2209
Research Domain
  • Basic Human
Keywords
  • Learning, Memory, Cognition
  • Sleep and Medical Disorders
  • Sleep and Ageing
  • Sleep and Body Functions (Cardio-Respiratory, Thermoregulation/Metabolism, Endocrine)
  • Sleep Physiology-Neurophysiology in Human
  • Biological Rhythms
  • Behavioural Sleep Disorders
  • Neurological Sleep Disorders

Laboratory description

The current research conducted at the Neuropsychology and Functional Neuroimaging Research Group [UR2NF ] is experimental in nature while extending to the clinical and developmental domains. Our research activities mainly but not exclusively focus on investigating the relationships between sleep, learning and memory consolidation processes, and in a wider perspective, the interrelationships between cognitive processes and vigilance states. This includes sleep and biological rhythms in both healthy and pathological conditions as our areas of research cover sleep and circadian disorders, children development and healthy ageing, disorders of consciousness (coma, vegetative state), developmental (e.g. ADHD) and epilepsy syndromes, other neurological disorders and pathological ageing (Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson, Alzheimer disease…). We specifically focus on the processes by which novel representations are created in memory and the mechanisms by which information is consolidated into long-term memory. We are also interested in the understanding and investigation of major neuropsychological syndromes. Given our expertise in functional neuroimaging techniques, UR2NF collaborates with many local and international groups on various research projects. These studies are primarily conducted using behavioural protocols as well as advanced brain imaging techniques, e.g. functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCs) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS). For a full list of our members and publications, see http://crcn.ulb.ac.be/lab/ur2nf/


Additional Descriptors, Keywords

neuroimaging, memory consolidation, cognition


Key Publications of the Laboratory:
Please see http://crcn.ulb.ac.be/lab/ur2nf/ for our articles and full text access
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