Neurofunctional imaging group
BEAUDET Grégory (Engineer) BEGUEDOU Naka (Engineer) CREMONA Sandrine (Engineer) CRIVELLO Fabrice (Researcher) DELALANDE Christophe (Engineer) GAUVIN Alexandre (PhD student) HESLING Isabelle (Assistant Professor) HIRSCH Thomas (Engineer) JOBARD Gaël (Assistant Professor) JOLIOT Marc (Researcher) LAURENT Alexandre (Engineer) LEKKAL-BOUKRA Myriam (PhD student) LEROUX Gaëlle (Engineer) MAINGAULT Sophie (Engineer) MAZOYER Bernard (Professor) MELLET Emmanuel (Researcher) PEPE Antonietta (Post-doc) PETIT Laurent (Researcher) TZOURIO-MAZOYER Nathalie (Researcher) ZAGO Laure (Researcher)
For any further information, please contact Dr Nathalie TZOURIO-MAZOYER.
We are a multidisciplinary research team gathering scientists from various domains: mathematics, medical imaging, nuclear medicine, signal processing, psychiatry and cognitive neurosciences. Our research attempts at understanding the determinants of brain network that underlies cognitive functions.
We investigate the cognitive, behavioural, genetic, and brain morphological/functional underpinnings of the human brain hemispheric specialization (HS). We work on neuroimaging cohorts of healthy volunteers in order:
1-to determine how the two hemispheres are differentially involved in a given task, how HS variability is associated with cognitive functioning and how gene shapes HS. To this aims, we have acquired the Brain Imaging of Lateralization by the BIL&GIN (Brain Imaging Lateralization & GIN) database of 453 healthy participants;
2- to characterize the neural support of the late maturational stages of healthy brain within the frame of the i-Share cohort of students’ health conducted by C Tzourio. We are currently acquiring brain anatomical and functional images in 2,000 students of Bordeaux University.
The GIN research activity revolves around six thematic axes :
- Exploring the rules for the setting up of the different hemispheric specializations.
- Hemispheric specialization and cognitive skills.
- Relationship between manual preference, lateralization of communicative gesture & lateralization of language (Collaboration with H Cochet, Univ. Toulouse and with A Mergueditchian, CNRS, Univ. Aix-Marseille).
- Comparison of left and right hemispheres integrating anatomical, resting-state and task-induced related organization.
- Unmasking cognitive networks and their lateralization from intrinsic connectivity.
- Genetics of brain lateralization (Multiple collaborations with Dana, ENIGMA consortium; C Francks, MPI Nijmegen; Ml Carreiras, BCBL, San Sebastian; H Adams, Erasmus Univ. Rotterdam).
We are exploring the rules underlying the setting up of HS by the co-investigation of the networks involved in the production, reading, and listening of words and sentences.
- Spatial attention
We pursue the key issue to characterize the variability of spatial attention HS and identify the anatomo-functional markers and explanatory factors.
- Motor representations
We are investigating how the lateralization of motor systems is reflected on the neural bases of motor representation involved in motor imagery and how it interacts with specific human skills ( symbolic gesture and tool use that define praxis).
- Resting-state connectivity
We are studying the inter-individual variability of the whole spectrum of functional networks in the framework of the intra- and inter-hemispheric organization supporting HS.
- Statistical neuroanatomy
We are developing tools to identify the hemispheric and inter-hemispheric anatomical supports of HS and to automatize their quantification for cohort imaging in spite of the large inter-individual anatomical variability.
- White matter connectivity
Our objective is here to assess the structural connectome, i.e. the architecture of the brain’s connections, in each individual with diffusion imaging-based tractography to provide information on the intra- and inter-hemispheric patterns of connectivity and their association with grey matter and task-induced functional markers of HS.
Criteria : Author : "Nathalie,Tzourio-Mazoyer", Publication type : "('ART')"
Number of occurrences founded : 54.
- Variations of planum temporale asymmetries with Heschl’s Gyri duplications and association with cognitive abilities: MRI investigation of 428 healthy volunteers
- Nathalie Tzourio-Mazoyer, B. Mazoyer
- Brain Structure and Function, Springer Verlag, 2017, <10.1007/s00429-017-1367-5>
- Pseudoneglect in line bisection judgement is associated with a modulation of right hemispheric spatial attention dominance in right-handers
- Laure Zago, Laurent Petit, Gaël Jobard, Julien Hay, Bernard Mazoyer, Nathalie Tzourio-Mazoyer, Hans-Otto Karnath, Emmanuel Mellet
- Neuropsychologia, Elsevier, 2016, 94, pp.75 - 83. <10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.11.024>
- The neural bases of hemispheric specialization
- Nathalie Tzourio-Mazoyer, Mohamed L. Seghier
- Neuropsychologia, Elsevier, 2016, 93, pp.319 - 324. <10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.10.010>
- BIL&GIN: A neuroimaging, cognitive, behavioral, and genetic database for the study of human brain lateralization
- Bernard Mazoyer, Emmanuel Mellet, Guy Perchey, Laure Zago, Fabrice Crivello, Gaël Jobard, N. Delcroix, Mathieu Vigneau, Gaëlle Leroux, Laurent Petit, Marc Joliot, Nathalie Tzourio-Mazoyer
- NeuroImage, Elsevier, 2016, 124, pp.1-7. <10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.02.071>
- Functional deficit of the medial prefrontal cortex during emotional sentence attribution in schizophrenia
- Annick Razafimandimby, Pierre-Yves Hervé, Vincent Marzloff, Perrine Brazo, Nathalie Tzourio-Mazoyer, Sonia Dollfus
- Schizophrenia Research, Elsevier, 2016, <10.1016/j.schres.2016.09.004>