Brainconf NeuroCompare

The next Bordeaux Neurocampus Brain conference, NeuroCompare (Comparative Neuronal Circuits For Adaptive Behaviour), will take on September 26th – 28th at the Centre Broca Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Registrations are open. Early bird fee will be available until June 15th.

You can submit an abstract for a poster.

About the conference

Current research highlights the role of cortical networks in supporting higher order cognitive functions such as decision making or working memory, and their functioning is systematically impaired in various psychiatric conditions including schizophrenia, depression and drug addiction. This global research effort has demonstrated a large degree of functional parcellation within and between cortical networks, which shows high homology from primate (including human) to rodent brains. The « Comparative Neuronal Circuits for adaptive behaviour » conference will gather worldwide experts in Bordeaux Neurocampus to develop ideas and applications beyond the state of the art of current research on cortical circuits by including rodents, bat, monkeys and humans in our conceptual framework. We will discuss two complementary dimensions: (1) the anatomy and connectivity of cortical circuits, and (2) the function of those circuits in adaptive behaviour.


Tuesday 26th September

  • Plenary Lecture:
    . Alicia Izquierdo (UCLA, USA)
  • Session 1: Cortico-Thalamic circuits for adaptive behaviour
    . Helen Barbas (Boston University, USA)
    . Michael Halassa (MIT, USA)
    . Naoya Takahashi (Bordeaux University/CNRS, France)
    . Clément Léna (Paris University/CNRS, France)
  • Session 2: Cortico-Hippocampal circuits for adaptive behaviour
    . Seongmin Park (Lyon University/CNRS, France)
    . Michaël Zugaro (Paris University/CNRS, France)
    . Nachum Ulanovsky (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
  • Plenary Lecture:
    . Yaniv Assaf (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
  • Wine and cheese

Wednesday 27th September

  • Session 3: Cortico-Limbic circuits for adaptive behaviour
    . Lesley Fellows (McGill University, Canada)
    . Anna Beyeler (Bordeaux University/INSERM, France)
    . Rony Paz (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
    . Gabrielle Girardeau (Paris University/INSERM, France)
  • Plenary Lecture:
    . Emiliano Bruner (Burgos University, Spain)
  • Session 4: Cortico-Basal Ganglia circuits for adaptive behaviour
    . Long Ding (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
    . Genevra Hart (UNSW, Australia)
    . Nicolas Mallet (Bordeaux University/CNRS, France)
    . Mathias Pessiglione (Paris University/INSERM, France)
  • Gala dinner

Thursday 28th September

  • Session 5: Cortical circuits for adaptive behaviour
    . Céline Amiez (Lyon University/CNRS, France)
    . Karine Guillem (Bordeaux University/CNRS, France)
    . Stefan Everling (Western University, Canada)
    . Julie Duqué (UCL, Belgium)
  • Plenary Lectures:
    . Michel Thiebaut de Schotten (Bordeaux University/CNRS, France)
    . Suzanne Haber (Rochester University, USA)
  • Final discussion for the future:
    Yaniv Assaf, Emiliano Bruner, Suzanne Haber, Alicia Izquierdo and Michel Thiebaut de Schotten

Scientific committee

  • Anna Beyeler (Neurocentre Magendie)
  • Etienne Coutureau (INCIA)
  • Frédéric Gambino (IINS)
  • Arthur Leblois (IMN)
  • Michel Thiebaut de Schotten (IMN)

Details / Registration


Publication: 18/05/23
Mise à jour: 31/05/23