NeuroPrime Team
Sylvia Wirth (Principal Investigator)

Phone: (334) 37 91 12 32

Sylvia Wirth earned a PhD in Neuroscience from Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France, dedicated to the understanding of olfactory memory in rodents. She went on a post-doctoral training at New York University characterizing the neural activity underlying memory formation in the medial temporal lobe in the non-human primates. She joined the Institute of Cognitive Sciences in 2009. Her current research focuses on characterizing the nature of neural codes in primates during spatial learning and time processing. She also studies the representation of social stimuli in the brain during picture presentation or during live social interactions in monkeys. Dr Wirth’s research program is supported by the ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche), University Lyon 1, Labex-Cortex.

More Information at the Team's website

  • P. Baraduc, J.-R. Duhamel, S. Wirth
    Schema cells in the macaque hippocampus
    Science, 635--639, Vol: 363, (2019), doi: 10.1126/science.aav5404
  • Elodie Barat, Sylvia Wirth, Jean-Renè Duhamel
    Face cells in orbitofrontal cortex represent social categories
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, E11158--E11167, Vol: 115, (2018), doi: 10.1073/pnas.1806165115
  • Edmund T. Rolls, Sylvia Wirth
    Spatial representations in the primate hippocampus, and their functions in memory and navigation
    Progress in Neurobiology, 90--113, Vol: 171, (2018), doi: 10.1016/j.pneurobio.2018.09.004
  • Sylvia Wirth, Pierre Baraduc, Aurèlie Plantè, Serge Pinéde, Jean-Renè Duhamel
    Gaze-informed, task-situated representation of space in primate hippocampus during virtual navigation
    PLOS Biology, e2001045, Vol: 15, (2017), doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2001045

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