Karim Benchenane

Press review, on March 9-10, 2015


 "Explicit memory creation during sleep demonstrates
a causal role of place cells in navigation"
, Nature Neuroscience

"Le Sommeil, fabrique à souvenirs", , Le Monde

Animals Can Be Given False Memories, Karen Hopkin, Scientific American

"Modifying Memories During Sleep",

"Des faux souvenirs implantés pendant le sommeil", Guillaume Jacquemont, Pour la Science

One Day, Scientists May Be Able To Erase Negative Memories In Your Brain While You Sleep,
Caroline Gregoire, Huffingtonpost USA

"Learning while you sleep isn't impossible,
as long as you're a mouse"
, Amar Toor, The Verge

"New memories implanted in mice while they sleep", Jessica Hamzelou, New Scientist

"Scientists May Be Able to Turn Your Bad Memories Into Good Ones", Tessa Berenson, The Time

"Artificial memories successfully implanted in sleeping mice",Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Time

"Forming artificial memories during sleep", Nature Asia-Pacific

"Happy memories implanted in sleeping mice", Shweta Ganjoo, News24

"Scientists insert happy memories into the brains of sleeping mice", Myles Gough, Science Alert

"False memories implanted into sleeping mice to create happy place",
Hannah Osborne, International Business Times

"Artificial memories: French scientists implant false memories in brains of sleeping mice",
Nicky Phillips, The Sydney Morning Herald

"Researchers devise a way to alter feelings attached to memories in mice while they sleep",
Bob Yirka, 
Medical Xpress

How to Insert a Memory Into the Brain of a Sleeping Mouse, Eliza Strickland, IEEE Spectrum

Un ricordo artificiale impresso per la prima volta nella mente di un topoLa Repubblica

"La Une de la Science", La Tête au carré, France Inter, on March 12, 2015 :



May 2014


Gaëtan de Lavilléon receives the audience award for the Ile-de-France final
"My thesis within 180 seconds"



Karim Benchenane receives the Emergence price of the City of Paris



April 2014

Competition 'My thesis within 180 seconds" - UPMC Sorbonne Universités
  Audience award : Gaetan de Lavilléon



November 2013

  The MOBs team at the meeting of Society for NeurosciencesSan Diego, USA  


September 2013

Member of the scientific council of the Fondation Cognition


June 2013

Participation in the program organized by the Ile-de-France region :

 "Questions de Sciences Enjeux Citoyen,
   saison  2012-2013, la mémoire



July 2013

Laureate of the Emergence Program of Paris


June 2013

Laureate of the Atip-Avenir Program CNRS-INSERM


October 2012


Creation of MOBs Lab at ESPCI

With Gaëtan de Lavilléon, Marie Lacroix,
Noelia Do Carmo Blanco, Sophie Bagur


Novembre 2011


Prix La Recherche en Neurosciences

Work rewawarded : 

Benchenane K. et al. "Coherent theta oscillations and reorganization of spike timing in the hippocampal-prefrontal network upon learning", Neuron 2010 June24;66(6):921-36.




Prix AXA - Académie des Sciences 

"Les grandes avancées françaises en biologie présentées par leurs auteurs" pour l'étude :

Girardeau G., Benchenane K., Wiener S., Buzaki G., Zugaro MB, "Selective suppression of hippocampal ripples pertubes learning in a spatial reference memory tast". Nat. Neurosci., 2009 Oct;12(10):1222-23




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