Metabolism, Imaging and Olfaction

Main field of research: 

Neurophysiology / systems neuroscience


Olfactory system
neuroglial activity
Multisensory integration
food intake/obesity

ENP label: 


Research Unit Code: 

UMR 8165

What are the mechanisms underlying sensory plasticity in the adult brain? Since olfaction is the main sensory modality in rodents, we study how the olfactory system encodes and processes sensory information. We focus on the rodent’s olfactory bulb (OB), which is the structure supporting the first step of odor coding in the brain.


Team members: 


Principal Institution: 

Université Paris Diderot

Affiliated institutions: 

Université Paris Sud 11


Université Paris Sud 11

Doctoral School: 

ED 419


Martin C, Ravel N. (2014) Beta and gamma oscillatory activities associated with olfactory memory tasks: different rhythms for different functional networks? Front Behav Neurosci. 8:218. Free on line.

Osmanski BF, Martin C, Montaldo G, Lanièce P, Pain F, Tanter M, Gurden H. (2014) Functional ultrasound imaging reveals different odor-evoked patterns of vascular activity in the olfactory bulb and the anterior piriform cortex. Neuroimage. 95:176-84.

Soria-Gómez E., Bellocchio L., Reguero L., Lepousez G., Martin M., Bendahmane M., Ruehle S, Remmers F, Desprez T, Matias I, Wiesner T, Cannich A, Nissant A, Wadleigh A, Pape HC, Chiarlone AP, Quarta C, Verrier D, Vincent P, Massa F, Lutz B., Guzmán M, Gurden H., Ferreira G., Lledo PM, Grandes P., Marsicano G. (2014) The endocannabinoid system controls food intake via olfactory processes. Nature Neuroscience. 17(3):407-15. 

Martin C, Houitte D, Guillermier M, Petit F, Bonvento G, Gurden H. (2012) Alteration of sensory-evoked metabolic and oscillatory activities in the olfactory bulb of GLAST-deficient mice. Front Neural Circuits. 6:1. Free on line.