Group leaders : Jean-Marc Edeline, Catherine Del Negro
Our work is based on electrophysiological recordings in the thalamo-cortical auditory system. We first demonstrated that the receptive fields of thalamo-cortical neurons are selectively modified after a brief session of aversive conditioning. Then we studied the influence of Acetylcholine and Norepinephrine on the receptive fields of auditory cortex neurons. After investigating the role of tone-evoked oscillations and of bursts in the thalamo-cortical system, we spent the recent years studying the neural code underlying the discrimination of communication sounds.