Morgane Colom

Morgane Colom
The Open University (UK) · Department of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences

PhD Student - Behavioural Neurosciences

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Introduction
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).
Additional affiliations
February 2018 - June 2018
Paul Sabatier University - Toulouse III
Position
  • Research student
Description
  • Independent research project. Involvement of dopamine in contextual learning.
January 2017 - June 2017
Paul Sabatier University - Toulouse III
Position
  • Research student
Description
  • 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
Paul Sabatier University - Toulouse III
Position
  • Research student
Description
  • Research project undertaken as part of my first year of Master's degree (Health and Biology - Neuroscience). Spatial cognition of Bombus Terrestris.
Education
September 2015 - May 2017
Paul Sabatier University - Toulouse III
Field of study
  • MSc: Neurosciences, Behaviour, Cognition
September 2012 - May 2015
Université Lumiere Lyon 2
Field of study
  • BSc: Cognitive Sciences

Publications

Publications (2)
Article
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...
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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...

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