Monday, July 23, 2012

Lab Update

Our last paper (collaboration with J-M Beaulieu lab) just got published today in the last issue on the role of serotonin in depression ("The neurobiology of depression revisiting the serotonin hypothesis. I. Cellular and molecular mechanisms") of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. And the paper is an EXIS Open Choice (i.e., in open access) ! It is there.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Lab Update : FENS Forum 2012

The FENS Forum 2012 (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies) just finished few days ago. This year it was in Barcelona, Spain (a pretty pleasant location to have a meeting). It went very well, and I was surprisingly happy to see that there were more and more posters on virtual settings. We had a lot of excellent exchanges, and I come back with a lot of new ideas ! We just need more students (places always available in the lab for good candidates). Here are some of the pictures of the event :

8th FENS Forum

 Barcelona, or how hard it is to work as a scientist ...

Catherine Lortie (graduate student in the lab) in front of her poster about human-machine interactions. Speficically, judgment of humanness of a robot by a human from computer mediated interactions (work published in PLoS ONE). 

A nice crowd in front of the poster of Dr. Anna Lomanowska (postdoctoral fellow in the lab) about the spatial distribution of avatars in the virtual environment of Second Life (work published in Computers in Human Behavior).

7500 participants, 4400 posters ... lots of people