Neuro-Electronics Research Flanders

Francesco Battaglia, PhD

NERF Alumnus
Visiting Scientist from 
2011 to 2014

Associate Professor, RU Nijmegen
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Research Areas

  • learning and memory systems
  • hippocampal/prefrontal interactions
  • spatial cognition, and memory consolidation

Research Summary

As a visiting scientist at NERF, I worked at the development of a platform for directly manipulate the activity of ell assemblies, tightly coupled, information encoding cell groups during activity behavior and sleep, to see whether we can selectively “edit” memories in this way. This entails a novel combination of advanced neural activity monitoring, closed-loop patterned optogenetic stimulations, and computational techniques, developing ways to stimulate brain networks in a activity-driven fashion.
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