Véronique PABAN, PhD, HDR

Maître de conférences à Aix-Marseille Université

Department of Neurosciences, Aix-Marseille Université

Contact :  Laboratory of Neurosciences Sensorielles et Cognitives

UMR 7260 – Case B – Aix-Marseille Université

3 place Victor Hugo, 13331 Marseille – FRANCE

Tèl: (33) 4 13 55 08 87

Fax : (33) 4 13 55 44

e-mail : veronique.paban@univ-amu.fr

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Field of research: Brain network at rest

Someone who is awake but not consciously performing any task, physical or mental, is said to be resting. In this state, the person is conscious and engaged in internally directed thought. Spontaneous mental explorations, referred to as “mind-wandering,” is dominated by typical life events, such as recollection of past episodes, analysis of current inner sensations, thinking about problems, or planning for the future. This particular mind state is of particular interest.

  • Which relationships exist between resting-state brain activity and cognitive performances?
  • Could brain networks at rest be predictive of clinical scores?
  • Are intrinsic functional networks associated with fundamental differences between persons, e.g., in personality?
  • How cognitive rehabilitation alters brain networks at rest?