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Tracing memory formation in a behaving animal: analysis of learning-induced morpho-functional plasticity along the bee’s olfactory system

Project description

Stimulating honeybees to understand memory formation

The formation and extinction of memories is one of the most exciting fields of study, with numerous related experiments carried out in laboratories. But the neuronal processes responsible for the creation of memories, or their plasticity, need to be researched in vivo; if these processes are to be understood, they must be studied in their natural networks. This, however, is not an easy task. The EU-funded MEM-ENTO project has taken on the challenge and will study animal memory formation in acting honeybees. The project will conduct long-time imaging experiments and monitor the honeybee’s olfactory system, to describe functional and biological changes caused by associative learning, and functional dynamics of a stimulus. MEM-ENTO will help scientists understand memory formation in behaving animals at the neural level.

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 196 707,84
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00