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Université de Bordeaux
LabEx BRAINBordeaux Region Aquitaine Initiative for Neurosciences
Cluster of excellence

Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives et Iintégratives d'Aquitaine

CazaletsDirector : Jean-René CAZALETS


The Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives et Intégratives d’Aquitaine (INCIA) brings together researchers specialised in cognitive and integrative neurosciences.


Our Institute, which comprises nearly 60 researchers and faculty members covers various research fields which include cognitive neuropsychology, neuroscience, psychophysics and computational science to address basic scientific themes such as neural network operation underlying adaptive motor behavior, addiction, executive functions, motivation, emotion and memory, perception and attention, cognitive deficits and disability.


The research topics at INCIA range from cellular and circuit properties to behavior and cognition in a wide range of models, from invertebrate to human. This multi-level perspective requires approaches at the crossroads between neuroscience and other disciplines including molecular biology, biophysics and biomechanics, experimental psychology, neuroeconomy and engineering.


> Research teams :


Brain molecular imaging - Jérôme Badaut

Motor control and cognition - Arnaud Badets & Thomas Michelet

Memory interaction networks, drugs and stress (MINDS) - Daniel Beracochea & Vincent David

Coordination and plasticity of spinal generators - Sandrine Bertrand

Development of neuronal networks in normal and pathological conditions - Pascal Branchereau

Neuropsychopharmacology of addiction - Martine Cador

Neurobiology of behavior - Yoon Cho

Searching Targets to Regulate Stress Systems (STRESS) - Angelo Contarino

Decision and adaptation - Étienne Coutureau & Mathieu Wolff

Auditory perception -Laurent Demany

Hybrid sensorimotor performance - Aymar de Rugy

Neuroimaging and human cognition - Joël Swendsen & Igor Sibon

Organization and adaptability of motor systems - Muriel Thoby-Brisson