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Bruno Poucet

 Main Scientific Interests

  • Animal cognition
  • Behavioral processes involved in spatial memory and navigation in animals
  • Neural substrates of spatial cognition : hippocampus and neocortical areas
  • Goal-directed behavior
  • Prefrontal cortex and planning
  • Information coding by populations of neurons (e.g., place and head direction cells)
  • and others ...

The Human hippocampus

 Some readings (in French)

Les Dossiers de la Recherche (2006, vol. 22)
L’hippocampe et le code neural de la mémoire spatiale,
Biologie Aujourd’hui (2010, vol. 204)
Mémoires de rat... Code neural et représentation de l’espace,
Revue pour l’Histoire du CNRS (2008, vol. 21)

 Some links

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 Selected publications (Complete list here)

Poucet B, Sargolini F, Song, EY, Hangya B, Fox SE & Muller RU (2014). Independence of landmark and self-motion guided navigation : a different role for grid cells. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 369 : 20130370.

Hok V, Chah E, Save E & Poucet B (2013). Prefrontal cortex focally modulates hippocampal place cell firing patterns. Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 3443–3451.

Rochefort C, Arabo A, André M, Poucet B, Save E & Rondi-Reig L (2011). Cerebellum shapes hippocampal spatial code. Science, 334, 385–389.

Alvernhe A, Van Cauter T, Save E & Poucet B (2008). Different CA1 and CA3 representations of novel routes in a shortcut situation. Journal of Neuroscience, 28, 7324–7333.

Hok V, Save E, Lenck-Santini PP & Poucet B (2005). Coding for spatial goals in the prelimbic/infralimbic area of the rat frontal cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 102, 4602–4607.

Poucet B, Lenck-Santini PP, Hok V, Save E, Banquet JP, Gaussier P & Muller RU (2004). Spatial navigation and hippocampal place cell firing : The problem of goal encoding. Reviews in the Neurosciences, 15, 89–107.

Lenck-Santini PP, Muller RU, Save E & Poucet B (2002). Relationships between place cell firing fields and navigational decisions by rats. Journal of Neuroscience, 22, 9035–9047.

Poucet B & Benhamou S (1997). The neuropsychology of spatial cognition in the rat. Critical Reviews in Neurobiology, 11, 101–120.

Granon S & Poucet B (1995). Medial prefrontal lesions in the rat and spatial navigation : Evidence for impaired planning. Behavioral Neuroscience, 109, 474–484.

Poucet B (1993). Spatial cognitive maps in animals : New hypotheses on their structure and neural mechanisms. Psychological Review, 100, 163–182.