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Eric Burgui

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Eric Burguière joins the Graybiel Lab with a PhD from the College de France, Paris.

During his work at the Berthoz laboratory in Paris, Eric studied behavioural skills in transgenic subjects and created a new navigational task using a Y-water maze conditioning task.

While with the Graybiel Lab, Eric will record basal ganglia activity using genetically modified subjects trained on a T-maze conditional procedural task in order to better understand habit learning or procedural learning. He will focus on learning more about basal ganglia physiology and studying the complementarity between basal ganglia and cerebellum in procedural processes.


E. Burguière, A. Arleo, M. R. Hojjati, Y. Elgersma, C. I. De Zeeuw, A. Berthoz, and L. Rondi-Reig. Spatial navigation impairment in mice lacking cerebellar LTD: a motor adaptation deficit?
Nature Neuroscience, 2005, Oct. 8(10):1292-1294.

M. B. Zugaro, A. Arleo, C. Déjean, E. Burguière, M. Khamassi, and S. I. Wiener. Rat anterodorsal thalamic head direction neurons depend upon dynamic visual signals to select anchoring landmark cues. European Journal of Neuroscience, 2004. 20:530-536.

L. Rondi-Reig and E. Burguière. Is the cerebellum ready for navigation? Prog Brain Res. 2004;148:199-212.