Frédéric Michon

Fk Michon Frederic Mobile 300 340 C1
PhD Student

Kloosterman lab

Email: frederic.michon@nerf.be
Phone: +32 (0)16 28 3592

Started at NERF: 01/01/2012

Memory is the set of mental processes necessary to acquire, store and retrieve information. What we conversationally refer to as a memory, the memory of events in our lives and general knowledge, rely upon the interactions between group of neurons located in the hippocampus and in the cortex. In particular, the transformation of memory into a long lasting form depends on a neuronal pattern of activity in the hippocampus called replay. Nevertheless, we do not remember all our experiences in the same way; more relevant or salient experiences are remembered for longer and more vividly.

The aim of my research at NERF is two fold. First, to investigate the contribution of hippocampal replay in improving memory for salient experiences. Second, to develop new tools enabling to simultaneously record from ensembles of neurons in distributed brain regions, such as the cortex and the hippocampus.

since 2012 PhD student at NERF
2011 MSc in Neurosciences, Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France
2009 BSc in Biology, Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France