Philippe FaureDr at IBPS (Institut de Biologie Paris Seine), Paris, France
Exploratory behavior, individual trait and nicotine addiction: the role of dopamine, by Philippe Faure
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Consistent individual differences in behaviours represent an ubiquitous feature in animal populations. These behavioural differences among individuals define personality and have been linked to the susceptibility to addiction. Indeed, the susceptibility to develop drug addiction differs substantially between individuals and some traits that characterize an individual, such as impulsivity, exploration or novelty seeking, have been shown to represent a predictive factor for the addictive properties of drugs. The presentation will explore the relationship between the dopaminergic system, the social context and the interindividual variability in behavioural traits and in particular in exploratory behaviour.
Short biography: Philippe Faure is currently a CNRS Research director (DR2) and a Group leader of a FRM team – Neuroscience Paris Seine NPS, CNRS UMR8246/NSERM U1130/ UPMC UM CR18, Team “Neurophysiologie et comportement”, Université P. et M. Curie, 9 quai St Bernard, 75005, Paris, France
- 2009-2013 : Research director (DR2) CNRS 2008– 2013 Group leader ATIP – UMR 7102, Neurobiologie des Processus Adaptatifs Equipe Neurophysiologie et comportement, UMR 7102 Dir. Jean Mariani.
- 2006-2008: Research Associate, Pasteur Institute “Integrative neurobiology of cholinergic system” unit. Dir. U.Maskos.
- 2002-2006: Research Associate, Pasteur Institute “Receptors & Cognition” unit. Dir. J.-P. Changeux.
- 2001-2002: Postdoctoral fellow, Pasteur Institute.
- 1999-2001: Post-doctoral fellow DARPA (Defense Advanced Program Research Agency, USA) INSERM – Neurobiologie Cellulaire et Moléculaire, Paris. Headed by Henri Korn.