Publications by Richard Louon
My doctoral research examines the effects of chronic ethanol consumption (animal models) on different cognitive components (spatial and contextual memory, attention and impulsivity), in collaboration with A. Ferrara (Animal Models of Cognition pole). More specifically, I aim at:
- Characterizing the effects of a chronic ethanol consumption on cognitive abilities by using paradigms examining associative memory (fear conditioning), impulsivity (variable delay to signal, delay discounting) and cognitive flexibility (attentionnal set shifting) in rodents.
- Examining the protective and therapeutic role of physical activity against the deleterious cognitive and behavioral effects of chronic ethanol consumption in rodents.