The Perception and Memory Laboratory at the Institut Pasteur in Paris is part of the CNRS unit Genes | Synapses | Cognition URA 2182.
Our research group applies a top-down approach with the aim of understanding the neural and cellular basis of sensory perception, learning, and memory in rodents.
We chose the mouse because it learns fast and effectively in spontaneous conditions and under constraint, in laboratory conditions. We try to relate the various levels of analysis to each other by asking the same questions at the behavioral, neural, cellular, and molecular level. Our ultimate goal is to understand the mechanisms of plasticity in the mammalian olfactory system.