Presentation

Project Scientist

Established on 1 January 2002 as a joint team from Inserm (in partnership with the University of Caen Normandie), Unit U923 triple in the guardianship of INSERM, Ecole Pratique for Advanced Studies and the University of Caen Normandie studying human memory in healthy subjects (of school age children to the elderly) and in various pathologies (Alzheimer’s and related syndromes, including frontotemporal dementia and semantic dementia, amnestic syndromes, other organic and functional amnesia). It looks more specifically neural bases of human memory and its disorders.

This is the only research unit working specifically on this subject in France and one of the few in Europe at this level of expertise. She won the award (reference “Human Health”) magazine in December 2004 Research and Foundation Award NRJ Institut de France in spring 2007.

Its main exploration methods are unique and different cognitive brain imaging techniques (Positron Emission Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Electrophysiology), often used in interaction.

For these reasons, the Unit is located half CHU Côte de Nacre (in conjunction with several clinical services including the Resource and Research Memory Center) and the premises GIP Cyceron which it is a constituent team.

The Unit participated in several training activities locally, nationally and internationally and has developed numerous collaborations on topics that are major challenges in terms of public health such as increased incidence of neurodegenerative diseases associated with aging.