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Olfaction and Neuroscience Day

16 octobre 2023

Monday 16 October

Venue: Neurocentre Magendie

Free access

This symposium is jointly organised by Lisa Roux (IINS), Guillaume Ferreira (NutriNeuro) and Giovanni Marsicano (Neurocentre Magendie).

In many species, smell is a sensory modality necessary for the establishment of behaviours that are critical for survival. However, little is known about the neural mechanisms involved in odour processing. The speakers will illustrate the physiology of the first relays involved in olfactory information processing, namely the olfactory bulb and the piriform cortex, as well as the neurobiological bases underlying different forms of olfactory memory. These presentations will highlight the importance of internally-generated activity in these functions.


10:00-10:30: Welcome / coffee

10:30-11:10 – Hanne Stensola (University of Agder, Norway)
Heteroassociative dynamics in the olfactory cortex.

11:10-11:35 Paula Gomez Sotres (NCM, Bordeaux)
Olfactory bulb astrocytes control social transmission of stress and its cognitive consequences.

11:35-12:15 – Emmanuelle Courtiol (CRNL, Lyon)
Sniffing as a useful index of olfactory abilities throughout the lifespan.

12:15-14:15 – Lunch break

14:15-14:30 – Coffee/tea (conference room)

14:30-14:55 – Alice Fermigier (NutriNeuro, Bordeaux)
High-fat diet consumption during adolescence disrupts social memory and stress-induced social olfactory preferences: role of hippocampal CA2 area.

14:55-15:35 – Anton Sirota (Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany)
Breathing rhythm entrains memory consolidation dynamics during sleep.

15:35-16:00 – Giulio Casali (IINS, Bordeaux)
Physiological characterization of piriform cortex modulation by respiratory signal.

16:00-16:20 – Coffee break

16:20-16:50 – Geoffrey Terral (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA)
Endocannabinoids in the olfactory cortex regulate the trade-off between olfactory processes.

16:50-17:30 – Carl Schoonover (Columbia University, USA)
Experience dependence of connectivity in olfactory cortex.

17:30-19:00 Cocktail / wine tasting


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16 octobre 2023
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