Perception and Memory

Head of Lab: Pierre-Marie Lledo


The Perception and Memory Laboratory at the Institut Pasteur in Paris is part of the CNRS unit Genes | Synapses | Cognition URA 2182.


Our research group applies a top-down approach with the aim of understanding the neural and cellular basis of sensory perception, learning, and memory in rodents.


We chose the mouse because it learns fast and effectively in spontaneous conditions and under constraint, in laboratory conditions. We try to relate the various levels of analysis to each other by asking the same questions at the behavioral, neural, cellular, and molecular level. Our ultimate goal is to understand the mechanisms of plasticity in the mammalian olfactory system.






Our laboratory is supported by the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale, Groupe Ionis, Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR-2007-SEST-015 03), the Groupe Arpège, and Ecole des Neurosciences de Paris (ENP). Also, our lab is a member of the Network of European Neuroscience Institutes (ENI-NET; LSHM-CT -2005-019063).



Contact us

Perception and Memory Laboratory
Institut Pasteur, Bâtiment Fernbach
25 rue du Dr. Roux
75724 Paris CEDEX 15, France

Phone: +33 (0)1 45 68 88 03
Fax: +33 (0)1 45 68 83 69
E-mail us: Isabelle Poste

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- by subway: lines 6 or 12, station Pasteur.
- by bus: 89, 95

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Although we have no open positions at the moment, we always welcome applications from highly-motivated candidates.





Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique


Network of European Neuroscience Institutes



Federation of European Neurosciences