Boccara group

The Boccara group mission is to conduct innovative research projects at the junction of developmental neurobiology, system neuroscience and sleep research.

Photo of the five members of the Boccara group

The Boccara group. L-R: Solomiia Korchynska, Eis Annavini, Charlotte Boccara, Ela Babursah and Lina Okinina. Photo: Oda Hveem

Research Focus


Sleep is essential for healthy cognitive development. The last decade has seen a dramatic increase in chronic sleep deprivation among children that amounts to what is now a public health epidemic. Despite the substantial societal impact of sleep deprivation on cognitive neurodevelopmental disorders, we still know very little about the neural mechanisms that promote cognitive development during sleep.

The Boccara lab mission is to address this crucial gap in our knowledge with innovative research projects at the junction of developmental neurobiology, system neuroscience and sleep research. In addition, we use computational methods to analyse how representations are encoded and updated both in the adult and the developing brain

Projects 

  • The role of sleep in cognitive development
  • Deciphering neural coding in the adult brain

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Published Apr. 12, 2022 2:38 PM - Last modified July 22, 2022 11:40 AM

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