Years 2-4

2 October 2017 - 30 September 2020
ED 158

Causal manipulation of aversive memories during sleep


Year 1

1 September 2016 - 31 August 2017
UEI (Unité d'enseignement isolé)
Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Lab rot 1: Hippocampo-Cortical Coupling in Memory Consolidation During Sleep.

Lab rot 2: Neural identity and odor coding in the olfactory cortex. 

Lab rot 3: Manipulation of oscillations with optogenetical tools.

ZUGARO Michael

Biographie / Publications

I have graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2014 with a Master's degree in physiology. I spent three years as a research assistant in the laboratory of cognitive psychophysiology (HSE, Moscow, Russia), studying cognitive control and performance errors in humans. Currently, I am a PhD student in Karim Benchenane's lab at ESPCI. My thesis project is dedicated to aversive memory creation and manipulation during sleep

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Selected publications:

Chernyshev B.V., Bryzgalov D.V., Lazarev I.E. (2016). Experimental evidence of a two-level nature of feature binding in the auditory modality: towards reconciliation of opposing views. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 84.

Novikov, N.A., Bryzgalov, D.V., Chernyshev, B.V. (2015). Theta and alpha band modulations reflect error-related adjustments in the auditory condensation task. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 9:673. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2015.00673

Chernyshev, B.V., Lazarev, I.E., Bryzgalov, D.V., Novikov, N.A. (2015). Spontaneous attentional performance lapses during the auditory condensation task: an ERP study. Psychology & Neuroscience. 8(1), 4-18. doi: 10.1037/h0101029


Memory is a dynamical phenomenon, from the moment of encoding to retrieval. As shown in the mammalian brain, after encoding labile memories undergo consolidation, that is, they stabilize over time...