Director of Research at Inserm in Caen (Normandy, France), I am responsible for a research team named “Pathological Mechanisms and Impact of Lifestyle in Brain Disorders”. My work is devoted to understanding the mechanisms underlying aging and dementia processes and the lifestyle factors that could prevent or delay age-associated disorders. I am mainly involved in clinical studies using multimodal neuroimaging techniques including MRI and PET. My research team is also interested in promoting healthy aging and well-being through non-pharmaceutical interventions. In particular, I am coordinating an H2020 European grant (www.silversantestudy.eu, PHC22, 2015-2020) investigating the impact of English learning and meditation training on mental health and well-being in aging populations.
University of Caen-Normandy, France