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PhD student in behavioural neuroscience working at the Open University and King's College London (UK). I am investigating the striatal neurobiology and personality traits underlying individual variation in motivated behaviours induced by reward-predictive stimuli and how they relate to sex differences in both animals and humans. I previously studied and worked on animal cognition and behavioural neuropharmacology at the Research Centre on Animal Cognition (Toulouse, FR).
January 2017 - June 2017
- Research student
- Research project undertaken as part of my second year of Master's degree (Neuroscience, Behaviour, Cognition). Inhibition of memory reconsolidation by the nociceptin system.
November 2015 - December 2015
- Research student
- Research project undertaken as part of my first year of Master's degree (Health and Biology - Neuroscience). Spatial cognition of Bombus Terrestris.
Dopamine participates in encoding memories and could either encode rewarding/aversive value of unconditioned stimuli or act as a novelty signal triggering contextual learning. Here we show that intraperitoneal injection of the dopamine D1/5R antagonist SCH23390 impairs contextual fear conditioning and tone-shock association, while intrahippocampal...
Several neuropeptidergic systems act as modulators of cognitive performances. Among them, nociceptin, an opioid-like peptide also known as orphanin FQ (N/OFQ), has recently gained attention. Stimulation of its receptor, the N/OFQ opioid receptor (NOP), which is expressed in brain regions involved in emotion, memory and stress response, has inhibito...